from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Engaged in brawling.
- adjective Tending to brawl.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Bravely; finely; heartily; very well; in good health or condition.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Russians - White, but also brawly and super ethnic in ways that often put off other, de-ethnicized white people, so there may be some give here
It was on St. Andrew's Day that we welcomed them to Edinburgh, as their train steamed into Princes Street Station and the Edinburgh City Police Pipe Band played brawly on the platform in the murk of a late November afternoon.
Naebody wi 'ony logic wud need twa looks to see brawly that onything's bigger than a bit o't, or, as the book says, that the whole's greater than its pairt.
There was ae thought that nerved roe, and brawly it served me.
But them theres Heavieside-brae, thats just a murder for post-cattlebut Jock kens the road brawly.
"I played the gomeral brawly, but in the darkness we blundered ram-stam through the Sassenach lines."
"Man, Kenneth, but you hae played the cuddie brawly," was Donald's comforting remark to me after we had left.
` ` Very true, billies, and my blood was e'en boiling at it; but the sight o 'Grace Armstrong has settled it brawly.' '
"I see him brawly," he would say, "standing afore me, an 'if he disna instantly mak retribution, I am determined this very day to mak a public example of him."
Eh, but ye're brawly dressed, my young man, 'with a disproving look;' I'm hopin 'they duds are paid for.'