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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bull-dog (A).
 
A man of relentless, savage disposition is sometimes so called A “bull-dog courage” is one that flinches from no danger. The “bull-dog” was the dog formerly used in bull-baiting.   1
 


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