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prowess
used in The Call of the Wild

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Definition
a superior ability
  • By evening Perrault secured another dog, an old husky, long and lean and gaunt, with a battle-scarred face and a single eye which flashed a warning of prowess that commanded respect.
    Chapter 2 — The Law of Club and Fang (30% in)
  • He was a killer, a thing that preyed, living on the things that lived, unaided, alone, by virtue of his own strength and prowess, surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived.
    Chapter 7 — The Sounding of the Call (41% in)

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