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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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BEEFY Madonna had a couple of burly bodyguards in tow as she took to the mean streets of Manhattan - but she really needn't have bothered with hired muscle looking at her brawny bod.
In and out of the big, brawny vehicles a delighted stream of people arrives, departs, arrives, departs.
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The games circuit is running out of brawny athletes in kilts.
The brawny Lancastrian top scored with 73 priceless runs as England were bowled out for 182, leaving Australia a victory target of 282.
I'VE just had a chance to climb behind the wheel of Chrysler's soon-to-be launched brawny, 300C luxury saloon.
Judging from the bold, beautiful, brawny beefcake gracing its pages--much of which is undeniably campy now--It's a Man's World may fit best on the contemporary queer's bookshelf.
Ford have made ease-of-use a core value of the ST, so, unlike the brawny 300-brake RS, the ST will drive sweetly in traffic and won't feel jerky or intimidating.
But even I, an unapologetic fan of big, brawny motors must reluctantly admit that this pick-up truck is too vast for narrow British streets.
I popped in to the free open-air event earlier this week and was amazed to see the 5.7-litre Porsche Carrera GT, the all-new Land Rover Discovery 3, loads of brawny American motors and a wide range of concept cars including the Renault Wind, Lexus 400h, Saab 9X, Jaguar R-D6, Land Rover Range Stormer and Abarth Pixel.