School: Courtnacuddy (roll number 5038)

Courtnacuddy, Co. Wexford
(name not given)
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0901, Page 261

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  1. Old Sayings.
    As Mute as a mouse
    As black as a beetle
    As blind as a bat
    As fat as a fool
    As slow as a snail
    As cross as the cat
    As stiff as a stake
    As slippery as a snake
    As high as a house
    As clever as a cup (?)
    As tight as tuppence in a rag
    As bold as brass
    As good as gold.
    As large as life.
    As long as a late breakfast.
    As red as a rose.
    As green as grass.
    As sweet as sugar.
    As dead as a door nail.
    As big as a butcher.
    As stubborn as a sow.
    As cool as a cucumber.
    As wide as a wall.
    As crooked as a rams horn.
    As crooked as the hind leg of a dog.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. verbal arts (~1,483)
        1. proverbs (~4,377)