a surname given by Jesus to James and John. Mark 3:17.
(used with a singular verb) a vociferous preacher or orator.
Historical Examples

The Life of Benjamin Franklin Mason Locke Weems
Back Home Eugene Wood
The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus John Bunyan
Barrington Charles James Lever
My Contemporaries In Fiction David Christie Murray
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 66, No 405, July 1849 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2 Various
Unicorns James Huneker
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865 Various
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 108, April 13, 1895 Various

(New Testament) a nickname applied by Jesus to James and John in Mark 3:17
a fiery preacher, esp one with a powerful voice


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