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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Loud as a horn.
  Loud as the blows of a hammer.
  Loud as the voice of an auctioneer.
  Loud as Tom of Lincoln.
  Crying your name as loud and hastily as men i’ th’ streets do fire.
            —Beaumont and Fletcher
  Loud as a culverin.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Louder than harvest thunderstorm.
            —R. D. Blackmore
  Loud as Sinai’s trumpet-sound.
            —William Blake
Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
            —William Blake
  As lowde as bloweth wynde in helle.
            —Geoffrey Chaucer
  Loud as a king’s defiance.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  Tumultuous and very loud … like the roll of an immense and remote drum beating the charge of the gale.
            —Joseph Conrad
  Loud as thunder.
            —Sydney Dobell
  Loud as the sea.
            —Richard Duke
  Loud as Jupiter’s thunder.
            —Pierce Egan
  As loud as Heav’n’s quick-darted flame.
            —William Hamilton
  Loud as the trumpet rolls its sound.
            —William Hamilton
Loud as when blust’ring Boreas issues forth,
To bring the sweeping whirlwind from the north.
            —Walter Harte
  Loud as the storm-wind that tumbles the main.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Loud, as the shout encount’ring armies yield.
            —Homer (Pope)
  Loud as the surges when the tempest blows.
            —Homer (Pope)
  Loud as cavalry to the charge.
            —George Meredith
  Loud as from numbers without number.
            —John Milton
                Dreadful sounds,
Loud as tides that burst their bounds.
            —John Scott
  Speak as loud as Mars.
            —William Shakespeare
  Loud as the clank of an ironmonger.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Loud as the voice of nature.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
  Loud as the summer forest in the storm, as the river that roars among rocks.
            —Robert Southey
  Loud, as when the tempest-tossed forest roars to the roaring wind.
            —Robert Southey
  Loud as when the wintry whirlwinds blow.
            —Robert Southey
  Lowd as larke in ayre.
            —Edmund Spenser
Loud as the winds when stormy spring
Makes all the woodland rage and ring.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Loud as when the storm at ebb-tide rends the beach.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
  Loud as the trumpet of surviving Fame.
            —Edmund Waller
  Loud as the ocean when a tempest blows.
            —William Wilkie
  Loud as the silver trumpet’s martial noise.
            —William Wilkie
  Loud as any mill.
            —William Wordsworth
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