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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Biberius Caldius Mero.
 
The punning nickname of Tiberius Claudius Nero. Biberius [Tiberius], drink-loving, Caldius Mero [Claudius Nero], by metathesis for calidus mero, hot with wine.   1
 


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