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used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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quick to fight or argue
  • The latter was a small, alert, dark-eyed man about thirty years of age, very sturdily built, with thick black eyebrows and a strong, pugnacious face.
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (2% in)
pugnacious = appearing combative (as though ready to fight or argue)
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