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 Brute,Brute or Brutus, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Brute (Sir John).
 
A coarse, potvaliant knight, ignobly noted for his absurdities. (Vanbrugh: The Provoked Wife.)   1
 


 Brute,Brute or Brutus, 

 
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