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Gradasʹso

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A bully; so called from Gradasso, King of Sericaʹna, called by Ariosto “the bravest of the Pagan knights.” He went against Charlemagne with 100,000 vassals in his train, all “discrowned kings,” who never addressed him but on their knees. (Orlando Furioso and Orlando Innamorato.)

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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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Grace
Grace’s Card or Grace-card
Grace Cup
Grace Darling
Grace Days
Gracechurch (London)
Graceless Florin
Graciosa
Gracioso
Gradasso
Gradely
Gradgrind (Thomas)
Græmes (The)
Graham
Grahame’s Dyke
Grail (The Holy)
Grain
Gramercy
Grammar
Grammarians