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 for big bruiser
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bruiser \Bruis"er\, n.
     1. One who, or that which, bruises.
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     2. A boxer; a pugilist; hence, a strong, tough person; --
        often used in the phrase
  
     big bruiser. --R. Browning.
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              Like a new bruiser on Broughtonic sand,
              Amid the lists our hero takes his stand. --T.
                                                    Warton.
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     3. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of
        telescopes. --Knight.
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