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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Bettina von Hutten
 
  Curious as a magpie.  1
  Fitted as does a key in a well-oiled lock.  2
  Friendly as a puppy.  3
  A sense of humor is to a lonely citizen of the world what is to a shipwrecked sailor on a desert the knife with which he hews the logs to make his hut, and cuts the fruit by which he lives.  4
  Indigestible as cold plum pudding.  5
  Waddled to her with the graceless speed of a seal on land.  6
  Yellow as Nature, abetted by time.  7
 
 
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