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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Scold (Verb)
 
  Rail and scold like butter-women.
            —Robert Burton
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  Scold like a wet parrot.
            —Stephen Crane
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  Scold like an oyster-woman at Billingsgate.
            —James O. Halliwell-Phillipps (Dictionary)
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  Scold like shrewish wives at tavern door.
            —Thomas Hood
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            Scold and rail
Like porters o’er a pot of ale.
            —Jonathan Swift
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