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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dumb as Philomel.
  Dumb as an oyster.
  Dombe as any stoon.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Doumb as a tree.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Dumb as a senator.
            —William Cowper
  Dumb as death.
            —Sydney Dobell
  Dumb as a fish.
            —Ben Jonson
  Dumb as the grave.
            —John Keats
  Dumb as pillar-posts.
            —George Meredith
  Dumb as a mouse.
            —English Proverb
  As dumb as a dead cuddy.
            —Scottish Proverb
  Dumb as a dream.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Dumb and mighty, as a tree grows on a fruitful soil.
            —Ivan Turgenev
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