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archetypal he-man. [Comics: “Sergeant Fury and His Howling Commandos” in Horn, 607–608]
a “natchal man” from Black River country. [Am. Lit.: Hart, 428]
Hemingway’s hero assumes manhood by assertive act. [Am. Lit.: The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber, Magill IV, 1130–1133]
cigarette advertising campaign established new symbol of virility. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
male generative power personified. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 27, 224]
symbol of maleness. [Folklore: Binder, 85]
symbol of maleness. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 59–60]
in poems by T. S. Eliot, symbolizes the sensual, brutal, and materialistic 20th-century man. [Br. Poetry, Benét, 978]
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