The giant who fell into the river and was killed, because Jack
cut the ropes that suspended the draw-bridge, and when the giant
ventured to cross it the bridge fell in. (Jack the Giant Killer.)
(Sons of) [Boanerges]. James and John, the sons of Zebedee
(Mark iii. 17). So called because they asked to be allowed to consume
with lightning those who rejected the mission of Christ. (Luke ix. 54;
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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