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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Tall Men.
Champions (a Welsh phrase), brave men   1
        “You were good soldiers, and tall fellows.”—Shakespeare: Merry Wives of Windsor, ii. 2.
        “The undaunted resolution and stubborn ferocity of Gwenwyn, had long made him beloved among the ‘Tall Men,’ or champions of Wales.”—Sir W. Scott: The Betrothed, chap. i.

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