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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Sing like a bird called a swine.
  Sing like a cobbler.
  Singest like an angel in the clouds.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Sing like a swan, as if thou went’st to bliss.
            —Sir John Davies
  Sing like an angel.
            —John Evelyn
  Singing as sweetly and making as heavenly a noise as doth an arbour of nightingales in a calm-winded night.
            —John Grange
  Sing-song like a stiff puffet on a humdrum barrel-organ.
            —Leigh Hunt
  Sings like the sighing of a tempest spent.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  Singing … like the shouting of a backstay in a gale.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  Sings, like an inspired young Sibyl.
            —Thomas Moore
  He sings like an empty water jar.
            —Osmanli Proverb
            She sings
As if a choir of spirits swept
From earth with throbbing wings.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
About the caldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring.
            —William Shakespeare
  Sang like sirens.

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