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Nostradaʹmus (Michael)


An astrologer who published an annual “Almanack,” very similar in character to that of “Francis Moore,” and a Recueil of Prophecies, in four-line stanzas, extending over seven centuries. (1503–1566.)

The Nostradamus of Portugal. Gonçalo Annës Bandarra, a poet-cobbler, whose lucubrations were stopped by the Inquisition. (Died 1556.)

As good a prophet as Nostradamusi.e. so obscure that none can make out your meaning. Nostradaʹmus was a provincial astrologer of the sixteenth century, who has left a number of prophecies in verse, but what they mean no one has yet been able to discover. (French proverb.)

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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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Norway (Maid of)
Nose-bag (A)
Nose Literature
Nose Tax (The)
Nose of Wax (A)
Nose Out of Joint
Nosnot-Bocai [Bo-ky]
Nostradamus (Michael)
Not at Home
Not Worth a Rap
Not Worth a Rush
Not Worth a Straw
Not Worth Your Salt
Notables (in French history)
Notary Public

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