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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)
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/m1/93/?rotate=270: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.