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 Bravest of the Brave.Bray. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brawn.
 
The test of the brawn’s head. A little boy one day came to the court of King Arthur, and, drawing his wand over a boar’s head, declared, “There’s never a cuckold’s knife can carve this head of brawn.” No knight in the court except Sir Cradock was able to accomplish the feat. (Percy’s Reliques.)   1
 


 Bravest of the Brave.Bray. 

 
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