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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
  Barren as routine.  1
  Cautious as a cragsman.  2
  Deceptive as the costume of a bal masque.  3
  Difference between … the ideal priest who is everlastingly by some one’s bed and the real priest who is as glad as any one else to get to his own.  4
  Dull as an archdeacon.  5
  False as the father of lies.  6
  Fantastic as a war-dance.  7
  Fruitless as the celebrated bee who wanted to swarm alone.  8
  Grey as a hoary monolith.  9
  Impertinent as puns.  10
  Indifferent as rain.  11
  Lifeless as a string of dead fish.  12
  Ragged as the mouth of a Cornish cave.  13
  Strange as the stars.  14
  Sudden as conscience.  15
  Sunken as Atlantis.  16
  Watchful like owls awake.  17
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