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Brawn

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The test of the brawn’s head. A little boy one day came to the court of King Arthur, and, drawing his wand over a boar’s head, declared, “There’s never a cuckold’s knife can carve this head of brawn.” No knight in the court except Sir Cradock was able to accomplish the feat. (Percy’s Reliques.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Bravery
Bravest of the Brave
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Brazen Age
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Brazen Head
Brazen out (To)
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