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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Wail (Verb)
 
  Wailed like starving infants.
            —Anonymous
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  Wailing like a midnight wind.
            —Aubrey De Vere
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  Wailing like voices of woe.
            —Annie E. Preston
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Wailed as in some flooded cave
Sobs the strong broken spirit of a wave.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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  Wail … as one making moan for her child.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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