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Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.


Chattering like a flock of daws.

Our teeth are all achatter like the clinking castanets.
—Joseph Ashby-Sterry

Chatters like a jay.
—Robert Browning

Chatter like bone castanets.
—Lewis Carroll

Teeth chattering like a Morse sounder.
—Irvin Cobb

Chatter … Like silly school-girls in the silliest mood.
—Jean Ingelow

Chatter like a mob of sparrows.
—Jerome K. Jerome

A constant chatter, like a magpie in the trees.
—W. S. McFetridge

Chattering like magpies.
—Christina Georgina Rossetti

Chatter like sick flies.
—Algernon Charles Swinburne

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter.
—Old Testament

Hear him chatter, like a taught starling.
—John Webster