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Torquemaʹda (Inquisitor-general of Spain, 1420–1498)

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A Dominican of excessive zeal, who multiplied confiscations, condemnations, and punishments to a frightful extent; and his hatred of the Jews and Moors was diabolical.

“General Strelnikoff was the greatest scoundrer who defiled the earth since Torquemada.”—Stepniak: The Explosion of the Winter Palace, February, 1880.

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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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