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  • n  a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple

  • The custom of noisily serenading a couple on their wedding night is called a shivaree (from the French charivari) in the Mississippi Valley, belling in Western Pennsylvania .
  • It was a most dismal charivari of pedagogical politics.
  • ART: A charivari of Georgian England from a satirist's hand.
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    Charivari! When: Feb. 6-8, 8 p.m. Phone: 668-5663 ext. 5 Email: Price: Donations accepted
    Feb. 6, 2014 - The North Coast Journal

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