Synonyms for brawn
Antonyms for brawn
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And now, fair sir, I must hasten back to see how my rogues have fared with the brawn.
Most of them are slaves specially chosen for their brawn, and I cannot spare any.
Combine your brawn with my brains, now, and do as I say—if you will I promise you freedom.
With all his brain and brawn, his real greatness was in his heart.
In this he pleased Mr. Cinch, who was by no means all a man of beef and brawn.
Doggie bitterly confided to Goliath that it was the glamour of brawn.
This is the grand transition from Brawn to Brain in the conduct of the war.
He was as young as Joe, but lacked perhaps thirty pounds of the other youth's brawn.
I warned you—if you remember—that you placed too much dependence on brawn and fire.
So long as a man has brain or brawn he is bound by that law.
late 13c., from Old French braon "fleshy or muscular part, buttock," from Frankish *brado "ham, roast" or some other Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *bred-on- (cf. Old High German brato "tender meat," German Braten "roast," Old Norse brað "raw meat," Old English bræd "flesh"), from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat," from root *bhreue- "to boil, bubble, effervesce, burn" (see brew (v.)). The original sense is "piece of meat suitable for roasting." "The specific sense 'boar's flesh' is exclusively of English development, and characteristic of English habits" [OED].
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