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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cuncta’tor [the delayer].
 
Quintus Fa’bius Max’imus, the Roman general who baffled Hannibal by avoiding direct engagements, and wearing him out by marches, countermarches, and skirmishes from a distance. This was the policy by which Duguesclin forced the English to abandon their possessions in France in the reign of Charles V. (le Sage). (See FABIAN.)   1
 


 Cummer.Cu’neiform Letters. 

 
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