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Brutum Fulmen (Latin)

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A noisy but harmless threatening; an innocuous thunderbolt.

“His [the Pope’s] denunciations are but a brutum fulmen.”—The Standard.

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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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