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 Bravery.Brawn. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bravest of the Brave.
 
Marshal Ney. So called by the troops of Friedland (1807), on account of his fearless bravery. Napoleon said of him, “That man is a lion.” (1769–1815.)   1
 


 Bravery.Brawn. 

 
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