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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Sing
 
  Sing like a bird called a swine.
            —Anonymous
  1
  Sing like a cobbler.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Singest like an angel in the clouds.
            —Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  3
  Sing like a swan, as if thou went’st to bliss.
            —Sir John Davies
  4
  Sing like an angel.
            —John Evelyn
  5
  Singing as sweetly and making as heavenly a noise as doth an arbour of nightingales in a calm-winded night.
            —John Grange
  6
  Sing-song like a stiff puffet on a humdrum barrel-organ.
            —Leigh Hunt
  7
  Sings like the sighing of a tempest spent.
            —Dr. Samuel Johnson
  8
  Singing … like the shouting of a backstay in a gale.
            —Rudyard Kipling
  9
  Sings, like an inspired young Sibyl.
            —Thomas Moore
  10
  He sings like an empty water jar.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  11
            She sings
As if a choir of spirits swept
From earth with throbbing wings.
            —Christina Georgina Rossetti
  12
About the caldron sing,
Like elves and fairies in a ring.
            —William Shakespeare
  13
  Sang like sirens.
            —Voltaire
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