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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
Shriek (Verb)
Like one who wakens in a grave and shrieks,
The still house seemed to shriek.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Like a frayed bird in the gray owlet’s beak.
            —Thomas Hood
  Shrieks like laughter in the demoned hills.
            —Richard Hovey
  Shriek … as if a frightful memory whipped thy soul for some infernal crime.
            —Henry. C. Kendall
  Shriek … during shipwrecks, like the cursed inhabitants of the Bay of the Dead, who await their prey in the ships lost at sea.
            —Alphonse M. L. Lamartine
  Shriek like a storm-wind.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Shrieking, like a soul in pain.
            —Celia Thaxter

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