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 Mommur.Momus’s Lattice or Window. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Mo’mus.
 
One who carps at everything. Momus, the sleepy god, was always railing and carping.   1
        Momus, being asked to pass judgment on the relative merits of Neptune, Vulcan, and Minerva, railed at them all. He said the horns of a bull ought to have been placed in the shoulders, where they would have been of much greater force; as for man, he said Jupiter ought to have made him with a window in his breast, whereby his real thoughts might be revealed. Hence Dr. Gray says that every unreasonable carper is called a “Momus.”
 


 Mommur.Momus’s Lattice or Window. 

 
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