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Charivari

The clatter made with pots and pans, whistling, bawling, hissing, and so on. Our concert of “marrow-bones and cleavers”; the German Katzenmusik, got up to salute with ridicule unequal marriages. Punch is our national Charivari, and clatters weekly against political and social wrong-sidedness.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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