(French), says Cotgrave, is a Momus, find-fault, carping
fellow. So called from Momus, the god of raillery.
Or cessent donques les momes,
De mordre les escrits miens.
J. du Bellay: A. P. de Ronsard.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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