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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRAPPING

A fine, strapping trio they were, splendidly horsed and admirably equipped.

Mason paused halfway in the act of strapping on his packsack.

Then there's Romulus and Remus, the twins, strapping young fellows.

"Good-bye," said Ralph, who was just then strapping his books together for school.

You're as fine, strapping a specimen of a healthy human being as I've ever seen.'

She was strapping her school satchel across her back like a knapsack.

And he remembered that he—a boy—had not been able, this very day, to take even a strapping!

Many members of the crowded audience were in strapping and bandages.

He to whom it was said was Edgar Berrington, our hero, a strapping youth of twenty-one.

It's forty years since I saw her, and she the strapping woman.

WORD ORIGIN

"tall and sturdy," originally applied to women, 1650s, from present participle of strap (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking.

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