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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


As ever started through a sea-bird’s bill.
—Lord Byron

Though thy voice be shrill, like rasping file on steel.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

A cry more shrill than Diana surprised by Actæon.
—Théphile Gautier

Shrill … like the tingling steel of an elfin gong.
—Paul Hamilton Hayne

Shrill as bird on topmost twig.
—Christina Georgina Rossetti