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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stormy Petrel (A).
 
An ill omen; a bad augury.   1
        “Dr. von Esmarch is regarded at court as a stormy petrel, and every effort was made to conceal his visit to the German emperor.”—The World, 6th April, 1892, p. 15.
 


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