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Bomba

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King Bomba. A nickname given to Ferdinand II., King of Naples, in consequence of his cruel bombardment of Messiʹna in 1848, in which the slaughter and destruction of property was most wanton.

Bomba II, was the nickname given to his son Francis II. for bombarding Palermo in 1860. He was also called Bombaliʹno (Little Bomba).

Another meaning equally applicable is Vox et prœterʹea nihil, Bomba being the explosion made by puffing out the cheeks, and causing them suddenly to collapse. Liar, break-promise, worthless.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bolognese School
Bolt
Bolt from the Blue (A)
Bolt in Tun
Bolt Upright
Bolted
Bolted Arrow
Bolton
Bolus
Bomb
Bomba
Bombast
Bombastes Furioso
Bombastus
Bon Gaultier Ballās
Bon gré mal gré
Bon Mot (French)
Bon Ton (French)
Bon Vivant (French)
Bona Fide
Bona-roba

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