A simile itself telegraphically brisk, with monosyllabic alliteration thrown in.  New Year, new start, so tomorrow I will set about my tasks in this busy mode.

Parson Adams, who was as brisk as a bee …

Source: Henry Fielding, Joseph Andrews (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1978), p. 187

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