Trying to imagine a ‘head-clearing voice’ – is it a singing, shouting or speaking voice? Or is it just in a resonant timbre? And then the ‘big-voiced scullions’, coined by Heaney in memory of big-voiced people he knew called Scullion. They somehow sound big-hearted too.
Source: Seamus Heaney, Beowulf (London: Faber & Faber, 2000), p. xxvi & 17