Brawniness


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Brawniness

See also Strength, Virility.
Atlas, Charles
(1893–1972) American muscleman; successful selling body-building by mail order. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
Big John
brawny, strapping miner who saves others in mine collapse. [Am. Music: Jimmy Dean, “Big Bad John”]
Browdie, John
big Yorkshireman. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Bunyan, Paul
lumberjack performs mighty deeds. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan]
Goliath
gigantic, sinewy Philistine killed by David’s slingshot. [O.T.: I Samuel 17; 21:9, 22:10; II Samuel 21:19]
the Hulk
huge, raging, green-skinned strongman into which Dr. Banner is transformed. [Comics: Horn, 324–325]
McTeague
brawn his chief asset; accompanied with little brains. [Am. Lit.: McTeague]
Popeye
sailor who owes his incredible muscle-power to a diet of canned spinach. [Comics: Horn, 658]
Tarzan
muscular English lord, reared by African apes, hero of novels and films. [Am. Lit.: Tarzan of the Apes (1914); Am. Cinema: Rovin, 105–106]
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And whatever they may reveal of the divine love in the Son, the soft, curled, hermaphroditical Italian pictures, in which his idea has been most successfully embodied; these pictures, so destitute as they are of all brawniness, hint nothing of any power, but the mere negative, feminine one of submission and endurance, which on all hands it is conceded, form the peculiar practical virtues of his teachings.
He also has become a respected offensive force (7-18-25 totals) and a deceptively fast skater despite his 6-foot-4, 220-pound brawniness, all of which helped him earn the annual Seventh Player Award on Thursday night.
The brawniness of the FTX is complemented with a powerplant that is more than capable of hauling a heavy-duty pickup.