two-fisted


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two-fist·ed

(to͞o′fĭs′tĭd)
adj.
1. Using or held by both hands: a two-fisted backhand stroke in tennis.
2. Informal Characterized by vigor, roughness, or aggression: two-fisted frontier justice.
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two-fisted

adj
US strong, tough, and vigorous: a hard-drinking two-fisted hunter.
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two′-fist′ed



adj.
1. ready for or inclined to physical combat.
2. strong and vigorous.
[1765–75, Amer.]
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two-fisted

adjective
Informal. Indulging in drink to an excessive degree:
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two-fisted

[ˌtuːˈfɪstɪd] ADJ (US) → fortachón, chicarrón
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To tell the truth, Phineas had been a hearty, two-fisted backwoodsman, a vigorous hunter, and a dead shot at a buck; but, having wooed a pretty Quakeress, had been moved by the power of her charms to join the society in his neighborhood; and though he was an honest, sober, and efficient member, and nothing particular could be alleged against him, yet the more spiritual among them could not but discern an exceeding lack of savor in his developments.
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