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As sour as vinegar.
As flat as a flounder.
As crooked as a dog's hind leg; as crooked as a snake. So crooked
that he could not hide behind a corkscrew.
As thin as a rail.
As tall as a post.
As dry as powder (or, as a powder magazine).
As round as a ball.
As ugly as homemade sin; as ugly as a mud fence.
As rich as Croesus; as rich as Jay Gould; as rich as cream.
As dull as a froe.
As straight as a poker; as straight as a ramrod; as straight as an
As straight as a crow flies. (Refers to direction.)
As white as a sheet; as pale as a ghost.
As sweet as sugar.
As nice as pie.
As snug as a bug in a rug.
As happy as a bedbug; as happy as if he had good sense; as happy
as a bird; as happy as a June bug.
As pretty as a speckled pup under a new-painted buggy; as pretty
as a speckled hen; as pretty as a picture.
As plump as a young pullet; as plump as a partridge.
As funny as a crutch.
As sharp as a gimlet; as sharp as a razor; as smart as a whip; as
smart as a brier.
As crazy as a bedbug; as crazy as a bat; as crazy as a loon; as crazy
as a paisano (road-runner or chaparral bird).
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Rainbow in the Morning (Book)
Collection of popular folklore of Texas, including work songs, reptile myths, ballads and other folk songs of the South. The index begins on page 185.
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Dobie, J. Frank (James Frank), 1888-1964. Rainbow in the Morning, book, 1975; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67654/m1/92/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.