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pit bull

n.
1. A dog of any of various breeds having a muscular body, broad powerful head, and short coat, especially an American pit bull terrier, an American Staffordshire terrier, or a Staffordshire bull terrier. Also called pit bull terrier.
2. Slang One who behaves in a markedly aggressive or ruthless manner.
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CBS Boston reported on October 21 about a terrifying incident in Manchester, New Hampshire, that involved a pair of aggressive pit bulls. Richard D'Amour was out walking his five-year-old lab mix named Molly when he observed two loose pit bulls running down the street.
With the Charter Arms Pit Bull, moon clips are simply not necessary, nor would they fit, as the small finger protruding from the five stations of the ejector star snap into the ejector cut just above the rim of a semi-auto cartridge.
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Media hysteria and scapegoating of the urban poor combined to make the pit bull an easy target.
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As I was walking along Monmouth Road, I got so far down when I noticed this pit bull dog walking behind me.