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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
As ever started through a sea-bird’s bill.
            —Lord Byron
  Though thy voice be shrill, like rasping file on steel.
            —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  A cry more shrill than Diana surprised by Actæon.
            —Théphile Gautier
  Shrill … like the tingling steel of an elfin gong.
            —Paul Hamilton Hayne
  Shrill as bird on topmost twig.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
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