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Texas Folk-Lore Society
As bold as brass; as bold as a lion.
As high as Gilderoy's kite.
As tough as whip leather; as tough as bull hide.
As cold as ice; as cold as Flugians; as cold as kraut; as cold as
thunder; as cold as the mischief.
As hot as blue blazes in hell; as hot as the mischief; hot enough
to scorch a lizard on a fence rail; hot enough to scorch a lizard.
As thick as thieves (expression of intimacy); as thick as hops; as
thick as my foot, as thick as hairs on a dog's back (expression of quan-
As scarce as hen's teeth.
As wild as a buck; as wild as a deer; as wild as a javelin hog.
As big as all creation; as big as all outdoors; as big as a mule;
as big as life; as big as a horse; as big as a barn door; as big as the
side of a house; as big as a frog in a mill pond.
He has a heart in him as big as a skinned ox.
As black as the ace of spades; as black as my hat; as black as the back.
(This last comparison may refer either to black soot in the back of
the fireplace or to the back of the Bible.)
As green as grass; as green as a gourd.
As red as blood.
As yellow as a "punkin"; as yellow as saffron.
As grey as a rat.
As stubborn as a mule; as hard-headed as a mule.
As particular as an old maid.
As honest as the day is long.
As regular in his habits as a clock.
Eyes as big as saucers.
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Texas Folklore Society. Rainbow in the Morning, book, 1975; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc67654/m1/94/: accessed February 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.