Bravoes
Bravo Bra"vo, n.; pl. {Bravoes}. [I. See {Brave}, a.] A daring villain; a bandit; one who sets law at defiance; a professional assassin or murderer. [1913 Webster]

Safe from detection, seize the unwary prey. And stab, like bravoes, all who come this way. --Churchill. [1913 Webster]


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