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Conqueror's Nose

(A). A prominent straight nose, rising at the bridge. Charlemagne had such a nose, so had Henry the Fowler (Heinrich I. of Germany), Rudolf I. of Germany; Friedrich I. of Hohenzollern, famous for reducing to order his unruly barons by blowing up their castles (1382-1440); our own “Iron Duke,” Bismarck, the iron Chancellor of Prussia, etc.

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