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 Quern-Biter.Querpo (2 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Camillo Querno, of Apulia, hearing that Leo X. was a great patron of poets, went to Rome with a harp in his hand, and sang his Alexias, a poem containing 20,000 verses. He was introduced to the Pope as a buffoon, but was promoted to the laurel.   1
“Rome in her Oapitol saw Querno sit.
Thronëd on seven hills, the Antichrist of wit.”
Dunciad, H.

 Quern-Biter.Querpo (2 syl.). 

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