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Happy as a clam : and 9,999 other similes

Author: Larry Wright
Publisher: New York : Prentice Hall General Reference, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Similes are used to add color to writing, to pique readers' interest, and to provide entertainment. They make speech more illustrative and create pictures in people's minds. Ten thousand similes are packed inside this book. Arranged in almost 2,000 categories - such as hot, dumb, hard, drunk, lovely - you are sure to find the simile you are looking for, from as abandoned as a ghost town to zigzagged like a race car.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Wright
ISBN: 0671879189 9780671879181 0671874748 9780671874742
OCLC Number: 28800871
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 248 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: [compiled by] Larry Wright.

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Similes are used to add color to writing, to pique readers' interest, and to provide entertainment. They make speech more illustrative and create pictures in people's minds. Ten thousand similes are packed inside this book. Arranged in almost 2,000 categories - such as hot, dumb, hard, drunk, lovely - you are sure to find the simile you are looking for, from as abandoned as a ghost town to zigzagged like a race car.

Trying to describe someone and can't quite find the right words? How about as naked as a peeled banana with hair like cornsilk who is as nice as a nanny and has a nose like a garden implement and a face as red as yesterday's rhubarb? Or what about someone as old as the pyramids with eyes as black as squid ink, hair gray as dishwater with limbs like jelly who moans like a dying hound and who is as slick as wet paint?

Writers, advertisers, and speech-givers will appreciate this book's depth, readers will enjoy looking up the phrases of their favorite authors, and word buffs will find it an entertaining browsing book. From the light and funny to the down and dirty, you're sure to find the right brand of humor to tickle the funny bones of everyone you know!

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