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 Thunderer (The).Thun’stone. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Thundering Legion.
Under cover of a thunderstorm which broke over them they successfully attacked the Marcomanni. (See LEGION, THEBAN LEGION.)   1
        This is a mere legend of no historic value. The legion was so called at least a century before the reign of Aure’lius; probably because it bore on its shields or ensigns a representation of Jupiter Tonans.

 Thunderer (The).Thun’stone. 


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