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 Bolus.Bomba. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bomb.
 
A shell filled with gunpowder. (Greek, bombos; Latin, bombus, any deep noise. Thus Festus says: “Bombus, sonus non apium tantum, aut poculi bilbientis, sed etiam tonitrûs.” And Catullus applies it to the blast of a trumpet, “efflabant cornua bombis,” lxiv. 263.)   1
 


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