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lionheart

[lahy-uh n-hahrt] /ˈlaɪ ənˌhɑrt/
noun
1.
a person of exceptional courage and bravery.
Origin of lionheart
1655-1665
1655-65; lion + heart
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  • But it was well worth any trouble and treasure, and the lionheart's "saucy castle" became the key of Normandy.

    The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  • There are scimiter and falchion from the days of lionheart, inwrought with golden arabesque by fezzed wizards in Teheran.

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