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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Harsh as blame on ear unused to aught save Angels’ tongues.
            —Robert Browning
  Harsh as … a grating wheel.
            —John Davies
  Harsh as truth.
            —William Lloyd Garrison
  Harsh as the bitterness of death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Like a jagged shell’s lips, harsh.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
Of harsher import than the curfew-knell
That spoke the Norman Conqueror’s stern behest.
            —William Wordsworth
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