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


Sticking as close together as two dried figs.

Sticks like a cockle burr to a sheep’s coat.

Stick like a leech.

Sticks like a porous plaster.

Sticks like fly paper.

Stick like wax.

Stick like a Comanche on a mustang. The worse it jumps, the tighter he sticks.
—J. R. Bartlett’s Dictionary of Americanisms

Stick to it, like a clenched nail.
—R. D. Blackmore

Stick to her point like a fox to his own tail.
—Dion Boucicault

Stick like burrs.
—John Bunyan

Sticks as close … as a shadow to a body.
—Robert Burton

Stick like pitch.
—William Congreve

Sticks like a weasel.
—Oliver Goldsmith

Stuck together like a sheet of buns.
—Oliver Wendell Holmes

Sticks to me like a bobolink on a sapling, in a wood.
—Sylvester Judd

Stick as close as my shirt does to my back on a sultry, sweating day.
—London Chanticleers

Like fruit unripe, sticks on the tree.
—William Shakespeare

Stick like rust.
—Cyril Tourneur

Stick … as a country postmaster to his offiss.
—Artemus Ward