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Dumb Ox of Cologne

(The). Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274), known afterwards as “the Angelic Doctor” or “Angel of the Schools.” Albertus Magnus, the tutor of the “dumb ox,” said of him: “The dumb ox will one day fill the world with his lowing.” He was born at Naples, but was a student in the monastery of Cologne.

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