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

Walter Trumbull

Foolish as the disturbing phantoms of the night.

Broke as suddenly as a widow’s saving bank.

Thin as a costume worn by a Salome dancer.

Welcome as the discovery of a five-dollar bill in an old coat to a salaried man the morning before pay day.

Welcome as the rear view of a grizzly bear to a hunter who has left his firearms at home.