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 Hammel (Scotch).Hammer. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hammer.
 
(Anglo-Saxon, hamer.)   1
   (1) Pierre d’Ailly, Le Marteau des Hérétiques, president of the council that condemned John Huss. (1350–1425.)   2
   (2) Judas Asmonæus, surnamed Maccabœus, “the hammer.” (B.C. 166–136.)   3
   (3) St. Augustine is called by Hakewell “That renowned pillar of truth and hammer of heresies.” (B.C. 395–430.)   4
   (4) John Faber, surnamed Malleus Heretico’rum, from the title of one of his works. (1470–1541.)   5
   (5) St. Hilary, Bishop of Poitiers, Malleus Ariano’rum. (350–367.)   6
   (6) Charles Martel. (689–741.)   7
        “On prétend qu’on lui donna le ’surnom de Martel, parcequ’il avait écrasé comme avec un marteau les Sarrasins, qui, sous la conduite d’abdé’rame, avaient envahi la France.”—Bouillet: Dictionnaire Universel, etc.
 


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