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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.

Artemus Ward

Bare as a goose-egg.

Blushin as red as the Baldinsville skool house when it was fust painted.

Homely as a stump fence.

Red as the Baldinsville skoolhouse.

Squirm like a speared Eel.

Stick … as a country postmaster to his offiss.

Whanged agin my ribs like a old-fashioned wheat Flale agin a barn door.