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 Brute or Brutus,Brutus (Junius), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brutum Fulmen (Latin).
 
A noisy but harmless threatening; an innocuous thunderbolt.   1
        “His [the Pope’s] denunciations are but a brutum fulmen.”—The Standard.
 


 Brute or Brutus,Brutus (Junius), 

 
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