or Bradamante. Sister of Rinaldo, in Ariosto's
Orlando Furioso. She is represented as a most wonderful Christian
Amazon, possessed of an irresistible spear, which unhorsed every knight
that it touched. The same character appears in the Orlando
Innamorato of Bojardo.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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