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brawn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brawn  \Brawn\,  n.  [OF.  braon  fleshy  part  muscle,  fr  HG  br?to 
  flesh,  G.  braten  roast  meat;  akin  to  Icel.  br??  flesh,  food 
  of  beasts,  AS  br?de  roast  meat,  br?dan  to  roast,  G.  braten, 
  and  possibly  to  E.  breed.] 
  1.  A  muscle;  flesh.  [Obs.] 
 
  Formed  well  of  brawns  and  of  bones.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  Full,  strong  muscles,  esp.  of  the  arm  or  leg,  muscular 
  strength;  a  protuberant  muscular  part  of  the  body; 
  sometimes  the  arm. 
 
  Brawn  without  brains  is  thine.  --Dryden. 
 
  It  was  ordained  that  murderers  should  be  brent  on 
  the  brawn  of  the  left  hand.  --E.  Hall. 
 
  And  in  my  vantbrace  put  this  withered  brawn.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  flesh  of  a  boar;  also  the  salted  and  prepared  flesh 
  of  a  boar. 
 
  The  best  age  for  the  boar  is  from  two  to  five  years, 
  at  which  time  it  is  best  to  geld  him  or  sell  him 
  for  brawn.  --Mortimer. 
 
  4.  A  boar.  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brawn 
  n  :  muscular  strength  [syn:  {muscle},  {sinew}] 




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