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 Brad’wardine (Rose).Braggado’chio. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A game at cards: so called because the players brag of their cards to induce the company to make bets. The principal sport of the game is occasioned by any player bragging that he holds a better hand than the rest of the party, which is declared by saying “I brag,” and staking a sum of money on the issue. (Hoyle.)   1
   Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is a better. Talking is all very well, but doing is far better.   2
   Jack Brag. A vulgar, pretentious braggart, who gets into aristocratic society, where his vulgarity stands out in strong relief. The character is in Theodore Hook’s novel of the same name.   3
        “He was a sort of literary Jack Brag.”—T. H. Burton.

 Brad’wardine (Rose).Braggado’chio. 


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