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 Fi’lia Doloro’sa.Filioque Controversy (The) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Filibuster.
 
A piratical adventurer. The most notorious was William Walker, who was shot in 1855. (French, flibustier, a corruption of our “freebooter;” German, freibeuter; Spanish, filibustero; Dutch, vrijbueter.) (See BUCCANEER.)   1
 


 Fi’lia Doloro’sa.Filioque Controversy (The) 

 
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