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brawn (2 in common use from 1400 and now dial.)
1. fleshy part of the body, esp. the arm, calf of the leg, or buttock Troil. I. iii. 297 “in my vantbrace put this wither'd brawn,” Cym. IV. ii. 311 “The brawns of Hercules” ; attrib.=fleshy All'sW. II. ii. 20.
2. (?) boar (said of Falstaff) 1H4 II. iv. 125.
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    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 4.2
    • William Shakespeare, The First Part of Henry IV, 2.4
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