A novel pair of similes to convey a loud, hard voice, including those weighted final syllables.  

“Congratulations!” said the father, his voice normal, in the hard German of army Slavs.  The consonants boomed like thunderstorms and the final syllables were loaded with small weights. 

Source: Joseph Roth, The Radetzky March, trans. by Joachim Neugroschel (London: Penguin, 1995), p. 5

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