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Trojan

He is a regular Trojan. A fine fellow, with good courage and plenty of spirit; what the French call a brave homme. The Trojans in Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Æneid are described as truthful, brave, patriotic, and confiding.

“There they say right, and like true Trojans.”

Butler: Hadibras, i. 1.

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