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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Musical as brooks that run o’er yellow shallows in the sun.
            —Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  Musical as rain drops on a roof.
  Musical as a stream in Bunyan’s delectable Mountains.
  Voices musical as birds or brooks.
            —Aubrey De Vere
  Musically as the pine cone to the breeze.
            —George Gilfillan
  Musical as the holes of a flute without the flute.
            —O. Henry
                Bells, as musical
As those that, on the golden-shafted trees
Of Eden, shake in the eternal breeze.
            —Thomas Moore
  Sweet and musical as bright Apollo’s lute strung with his hair.
            —William Shakespeare
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