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

James Smith

As brisk as a bailiff.

As busy as bees in a glass hive.

Darts, like lichtnin’ flashin’.

As lean as a lizard.

As mute as Pygmalion.

Plain and smooth like a Quaker’s meeting.

Sure as I hobble on ten toes.