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Brewer's: Theodomas

A famous trumpeter at the siege of Thebes.

At every court ther cam loud menstralcye That never trompd Joab for to heere, Ne he Theodomas yit half so cleere At Thebs, when the cit was in doute.

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 9,592.

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