81. Brawniness (See also Strength, Virility.)
- Atlas, Charles (1893–1972) American muscleman; successful selling body-building by mail order. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
- Big John brawny, strapping miner who saves others in mine collapse. [Am. Music: Jimmy Dean, “Big Bad John”]
- Browdie, John big Yorkshireman. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby ]
- Bunyan, Paul lumberjack performs mighty deeds. [Am. Folklore: The Wonderful Adventures of Paul Bunyan ]
- Goliath gigantic, sinewy Philistine killed by David’s slingshot. [O.T.: I Samuel 17; 21:9, 22:10; II Samuel 21:19]
- the Hulk huge, raging, green-skinned strongman into which Dr. Banner is transformed. [Comics: Horn, 324–325]
- McTeague brawn his chief asset; accompanied with little brains. [Am. Lit.: McTeague ]
- Popeye sailor who owes his incredible muscle-power to a diet of canned spinach. [Comics: Horn, 658]
- Tarzan muscular English lord, reared by African apes, hero of novels and films. [Am. Lit.: Tarzan of the Apes (1914); Am. Cinema: Rovin, 105–106]
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