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 To morrow never Comes.Tongue of the Trump (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tonans.
 
Delirium tonans. Loud talk, exaggeration, gasconade. Blackwood’s Magazine (1869) introduced the expression in the following clause:—   1
        “Irishmen are the victims of that terrible malady that is characterised by a sort of subacute raving, and may, for want of a better name, be called ‘delirium tonans.’”
 


 To morrow never Comes.Tongue of the Trump (The). 

 
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