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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
English Proverb
  Bad as the fighting bull of Stamford.  1
  Bad as two kings of Brentford.  2
  Bald as a coot.  3
  Bare as a bird’s tail.  4
  Bare as the birch at Yule.  5
  Always behind, like a donkey’s tail.  6
  Looking as big as bull-beef.  7
  Dumb as a mouse.  8
  Fit as a fritter for a friar’s mouth.  9
  Glad as a fowl of a fair day.  10
  As hasty as Hopkins, that came to jail over night and was hanged the next morning.  11
  As innocent as a devil of two years old.  12
  Kindness, like grain, increases by sowing.  13
  As merry as a grig.  14
  Proud as a lord’s bastard.  15
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