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Familiar Sayings of Old Time Texans 89
As hard as a brickbat; as hard'as nails.
As deaf as an adder; as deaf as a post.
As weak as water; as weak as a kitten.
As sick as a dog.
As poor as a snake; as poor as a whippoorwill. (Physical state.)
As poor as Job's turkey; as poor as a churchmouse; as poor as pig
tracks. (Economic condition.)
As plain as an old shoe. (Character.)
As plain as the nose on your face. (Logically speaking.)
As dark as a stack of black cats; as dark as Egypt; as dark as pitch;
as dark as a dungeon.
As still as a mouse; as still as death.
As quick as a wink; as quick as a flash.
As fast as greased lightning.
As playful as a pup.
As skittish as a colt.
As mad as a wet hen; as mad as a hornet; as mad as hops.
As tight as Dick's hat band (which an old negro said was so tight
that it "busted").
As smooth as a whistle.
As slick as a dime.
As slick as a button. (Implying dishonesty.)
As bright as a new dollar; as bright as day.
As sure as shootin'; as sure as my name is ; as sure as
a rock; as sure as you live; as sure as you're born.
As clear as mud (ironical); as clear as a bell; as clear as a whistle.
As dead as a door nail; as dead as Heck, or, as Heck's pup.
As hungry as a sow with seventeen sucking pigs; as hungry as a wolf.
As common as a yellow-mouthed suck-egg dog; as common as pig
tracks; as common as dirt.
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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/m1/93/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.