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 Charity.Charlatan. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Chariva’ri.
 
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.   1
 


 Charity.Charlatan. 

 
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