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Texas Folk-Lore Society
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)
This volume of the Publications of the Texas Folklore Society contains 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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Texas Folklore Society. Rainbow in the Morning, book, 1975; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67654/m1/92/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.