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Batrachomyomachia

(pronounce Ba-trak'o-my'o-makia). A storm in a puddle; much ado about nothing. The word is the name of a mock heroic poem in Greek, supposed to be by Pigres of Caria, and means The Battle of the Frogs and Mice.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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