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


Thick as ants.

Thick as beans in a pod.

Thick as blackberries in July.

Thick as blanks in a lottery.

Thick as Charon’s ferry boat is with phantoms.

Thick as dust in vacant chambers.

Thick as gutter mud.

Thick as hair on a dog’s back.

Thick as lichens on marble slab.

Thick as molasses in December.

Thick as peas in summer weather.

Thick as pea soup.

Thick as pitch.

Thick as strings on a harp.

Thick as the bark on a tree.

Thick as the spawn of a fish.

Thick as thistles.

Thick as wax.

Stars which stand out as thick as dewdrops on the field of heaven.
—Philip James Bailey

Thick as burning stones that from the throat of some volcano foul the benighted sky.
—Philip James Bailey

Stand thick as dewdrops on the bells of flowers.
—Robert Blair

Thick as starlings in a fen.
—William Browne

Thick like a glory round a Stagirite.
—Robert Browning

As stars which storm the sky on Autumn nights.
—Robert Browning

Thick as hail.
—John Bunyan

As thikke as is a branched ook.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

As thikke as motes in the sonne beem.
—Geoffrey Chaucer

Thick like two hungry torrents.
—George Chapman

Thick as spray.
—Herbert Edward Clarke

Thick, like wool.
—Elizabeth B. Custer

Thick as scarecrows in England.
—Charles Dickens

His Pills as thick as Hand Granadoes flew,
And where they Fell, as Certainly they slew.
—Wentworth Dillon

Thick as bees.
—Austin Dobson

The air was as thick as the main deck in a close-fought action.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Thick as Egypt’s locusts.
—John Dryden

Thick as stars above.
—George Eliot

Thick as stars that gem the Dolphin’s brow.
—Sanskrit Epic

As thick as the sands of the wide wilderness.
—Frederick William Faber

Thick as two body-snatchers.
—O. Henry

Thick as autumn leaves or driving sand.
—Homer (Pope)

Thick as in spring the flow’rs adorn the land,
Or leaves the trees; or thick as insects play.
—Homer (Pope)

Thick as London fog.
—Thomas Hood

Thick as a swarm of bees.
—Jean Ingelow

Thick as butter.
—Rudyard Kipling

Thick as swallows with the summer.
—George W. Lovell

Thick as flakes of snow.
—Thomas Babington Macaulay

As starry mysteries written on the night.
—Gerald Massey

Thick as feathers.
—George Meredith

Thick as the gems on chalices
Kings keep for treasure.
—Owen Meredith

Thick as autumnal leaves that strow the brooks
In Vallombrosa.
—John Milton

Stood thick as stars.
—John Milton

Thick as oatmeal.
—Thomas Nash

Thick as the fleeces of the winter snows.

Thick as the violets cluster round the spring.
—John Payne

Thick as onions on a string.
—James Robinson Planché

Thick as hops.
—Poor Robin’s Almanack

Thick as lotus flowers in Paradise.
—J. Hampden Porter

Thick as rain-drops.
—William H. Prescott

As thick as thieves.
—Old English Proverb

Thick as the daisies blown in grasses fanned by odorous midsummer breezes.
—James Whitcomb Riley

Thick as the schemes of human pride.
—Sir Walter Scott

Thick as honeycomb.
—William Shakespeare

Thick as Tewksbury mustard.
—William Shakespeare

Thick as thought could make ’em.
—William Shakespeare

Thick as the snowflakes.
—Robert Southey

Thick as the stars that stud the wintry sky.
—Robert Southey

Thick as corn-blades in a field.
—Edmund Spenser

Lay scattered over all the land,
As thicke as doth the seede after the sower’s hand.
—Edmund Spenser

Thick as swallows after storms.
—Edmund Clarence Stedman

Thick as a mob.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Thick as a snow fall.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Thick as driving rain.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Thick as the stars at night when the moon is down.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Thick and silent like ants.
—Robert Louis Stevenson

Thick as buds in April.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Thick as the darkness of leaf-shadowed spring is encumbered with flowers.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Lie thick as the blades of the grasses
The dead in their graves.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Thick as grave-worms.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Thick as Autumn rains.
—Alfred Tennyson

Thick as dust in vacant chambers.
—Alfred Tennyson

Thick as hail.

Thick as sparks above the rushing train.
—John T. Trowbridge

Thick as three rats in a little boy’s stocking.
—John T. Trowbridge

The air is thick as incense-wreaths
That waver in the candles’ gleam.
—George Sylvester Viereck

Thick as the hail with which the storm-clouds rattle on the roof.

Thick as seagulls.

Thicke, as shining lights, which we call starres.
—Sir Thomas Wyatt

Thick as hasty pudding.
—Yankee Doodle