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He is as big and brawny as Ascapart at the bar-gate at Southampton.

This Miko was, from our Earth standards, a tremendous, brawny giant.

Without a word the stalwart Slav took him on his brawny shoulder.

Her two arms—and they were plump, not to say brawny—went about him.

Pikes and lances were driven with the full power of brawny arms.

The man slipped in, and Jerry noted that he was big and brawny.

Deborah threw her brawny arms in the air and her apron over her red head.

Walker looked at the brawny doctor, and his placid face was clouded.

Out of this canopy she looked up at the brawny, serious man, roguishly.

Nobody, she was quite sure, could be so big and brawny as the lumberman from Michigan.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "characterized by muscle," from brawn + -y (2).

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