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brawn·y

(braw'nē), Do not confuse this word with branny.
Thickened (lichenified) and dusky (a darkened hue), as of a swelling.
[M.E. fleshy]

brawny

adjective Having large, strong muscles; muscular; fleshy; strong, bulky, athletic, stalwart, powerful, robust.

brawn·y

(brawn'ē)
Thickened (lichenified) and dusky (a darkened hue), as of a swelling.
[M.E. fleshy]
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1217365#ixzz2EmLtFtHs) the New York Daily News to ask how such an aging giant could show "up for this fight bigger and brawnier than ever a even though he is at an age when athletes find it hard to build muscle.
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Ever since signing for Falkirk at the age of 22, Weir has been the thoughtful, football playing partner in two man centre-back pairings, leaving the more destructive side of things to brawnier team-mates.
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