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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Noisy as a boiler-shop.
  Noisy as a menagerie.
  Noisy as a creditors’ meeting.
  Noisy as a flock of crow-blackbirds in the migration season.
  Noisy as a cookstove falling down stairs.
  Noisy as burial-howlers at full cry.
  Noisy as a living skeleton having a fit on a hardwood floor.
  Noisy as a dozen drums.
            —Foundling Hospital for Wit
  Noisy as a kettle-drum.
            —Oliver Wendell Holmes
  Noisy as at a fair.
            —George Meredith
  Noisy as women bathing in a river.
            —Osmanli Proverb
  As noisy as a hen with one chicken.
            —Charles Reade

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