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Brigians

The Castilians; so called from one of their ancient kings, named Brix or Brigus, said by monkish fabulists to be the grandson of Noah.

Edward and Pedro, emulous of fame ...
Thro' the fierce Brigians hewed their bloody way, Till in a cold
embrace the striplings lay.

Camoens: Lusiad, v.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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