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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