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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nostrada’mus (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.)   1
   The Nostradamus of Portugal. Gonçalo Annës Bandarra, a poet-cobbler, whose lucubrations were stopped by the Inquisition. (Died 1556.)   2
   As good a prophet as Nostradamusi.e. so obscure that none can make out your meaning. Nostrada’mus 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.)   3
 


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