describing something, it is useful to compare it to another object in order to enhance the
illustration. Here are some country similes used to characterize people, places, or things.
As red as a pickled beet.
As independent as a hog on ice.
As long as Pat stayed in the army.
As tight as Dick's hat band.
As crooked as a barrel of fish hooks.
As ugly as a mud fence.
As restless as a worm in hot ashes.
As quick as a duck on a June bug.
As pretty as a speckled pup.
As fidgety as a hen making a nest.
As rough as a cob.
As crooked as a rail fence.
As nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.
As red as a gobbler's snout.
As noisy as a cow in a rail pile.
As dumb as a coal bucket.
As brown as a ginger cake.
As shiny as new money.
As happy as a 'coon in a cornfield with the dogs all tied.
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