Finery is the French braverie. The French for courage is bravoure.
What woman in the city do I name When that I say the city woman bears The cost of princes on unworthy shoulders? Who can come in and say that I mean her? ... Or what is he of basest function That says his bravery is not of my cost?
Shakespeare: As You Like It, ii. 7.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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