"Gore’s no fool; you needn’t tell me that," he observed presently, in a pugnacious tone, as if poor Gritty had been urging that lawyer’s capabilities; "but, you see, he isn’t up to the law as Wakem is.
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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.