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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A harmless thunderbolt; mere noise like thunder; empty noise and nothing more.

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  • From Latin, "unfeeling thunder" or "inert thunder": An empty threat.

    November 6, 2007

  • JM has had plenty of instances of brutum fulmen but has always weathered the storm

    February 6, 2009