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  • …as a backtothelander, which was one reason he strongly resented the innuendo put upon him in so barefaced a fashion by our friend at the gathering of the clans in Barney Kiernan’s so that he, though often considerably misunderstood and the least pugnacious of mortals, be it repeated, departed from his customary habit to give him (metaphorically) one in the gizzard though, so far as politics themselves were concerned, he was only too conscious of the casualties invariably resulting from…

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  • The pugnacious Congressman was in no mood to compromise.
  • Nicknamed, "The Pit Bull", he is known as a pugnacious supporter of workers’ rights.

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