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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Dull
 
  Dull as a beetle.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Dull as a convent.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Dull as a Dutchman.
            —Anonymous
  3
  As dull as a hoe.
            —Anonymous
  4
  Dull as a post.
            —Anonymous
  5
  Dull as a Quaker meeting.
            —Anonymous
  6
  Dull as cloudy skies.
            —Anonymous
  7
  Dull as mutes at a funeral.
            —Anonymous
  8
  Dull as ditch water.
            —Anonymous
  9
  As dull as the debates of Dutch burgomasters on cheese parings and candle ends.
            —Anonymous
  10
  Dull as Lethe.
            —Anonymous
  11
  Dull as a dormouse.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  12
  Dull as the earth.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  13
  Dull as sin.
            —Samuel Laman Blanchard
  14
  Dull as lead.
            —Anne Brontë
  15
  Dull as any London afternoon.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16
  Dull as an archdeacon.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  17
  Dull as laudanum.
            —Charles Dickens
  18
  Dull as an ox.
            —Henry Fielding
  19
  With eyes as dull as smoky glass.
            —Norman Gale
  20
  Dull as a post.
            —John Gay
  21
  Dull as a bachelor beaver.
            —Sam Slick
  22
  Dull as a boiled codfish.
            —Sam Slick
  23
  Dull as a whetstone.
            —Robert Heath
  24
  Dull as a pig of lead.
            —Help to Discourse
  25
  Dull as a mud-flat.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  26
  Dull as an alderman at church, or a fat lap-dog after dinner.
            —Thomas Holcroft
  27
  Dull as a donkey.
            —Thomas Hood
  28
  Dull as lead.
            —Andrew Lang
  29
  Dull as a tract.
            —George Meredith
  30
  Dull as night.
            —William Shakespeare
  31
  Duller than a great thaw.
            —William Shakespeare
  32
  Dull as catalogues.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  33
  Dull as a sheep.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  34
  Sound as dull as unstrung drum.
            —James Sully
  35
  Dull as the dead fume of a fallen fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  36
  Dark and dull like the mould upon a skull.
            —Frank Waters
  37
  Dull as a platonic lover.
            —Woman Turned Bully
  38
  Dull as a country squire.
            —William Wycherley
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