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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Dull as a beetle.
  Dull as a convent.
  Dull as a Dutchman.
  As dull as a hoe.
  Dull as a post.
  Dull as a Quaker meeting.
  Dull as cloudy skies.
  Dull as mutes at a funeral.
  Dull as ditch water.
  As dull as the debates of Dutch burgomasters on cheese parings and candle ends.
  Dull as Lethe.
  Dull as a dormouse.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Dull as the earth.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Dull as sin.
            —Samuel Laman Blanchard
  Dull as lead.
            —Anne Brontë
  Dull as any London afternoon.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  Dull as an archdeacon.
            —Gilbert K. Chesterton
  Dull as laudanum.
            —Charles Dickens
  Dull as an ox.
            —Henry Fielding
  With eyes as dull as smoky glass.
            —Norman Gale
  Dull as a post.
            —John Gay
  Dull as a bachelor beaver.
            —Sam Slick
  Dull as a boiled codfish.
            —Sam Slick
  Dull as a whetstone.
            —Robert Heath
  Dull as a pig of lead.
            —Help to Discourse
  Dull as a mud-flat.
            —Maurice Hewlett
  Dull as an alderman at church, or a fat lap-dog after dinner.
            —Thomas Holcroft
  Dull as a donkey.
            —Thomas Hood
  Dull as lead.
            —Andrew Lang
  Dull as a tract.
            —George Meredith
  Dull as night.
            —William Shakespeare
  Duller than a great thaw.
            —William Shakespeare
  Dull as catalogues.
            —Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  Dull as a sheep.
            —Robert Louis Stevenson
  Sound as dull as unstrung drum.
            —James Sully
  Dull as the dead fume of a fallen fire.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Dark and dull like the mould upon a skull.
            —Frank Waters
  Dull as a platonic lover.
            —Woman Turned Bully
  Dull as a country squire.
            —William Wycherley

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