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inferior in strength or significance

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(used especially of persons) of inferior size

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The Delta had truly become "that doomed wilderness whose edges were being constantly and punily gnawed at by men with plows and axes who feared it because it was wilderness" (Go Down, Moses 141).
Yet the wilderness, the physical manifestation of Ike's objet a, "whose edges were being constantly and punily gnawed at by men with plows and axes" (p.
The first titled story, "The Bear," preaches the end of the wilderness as near at hand--a "doomed" environment "whose edges were being constantly and punily gnawed at by men with plows and axes"; already the bear is "an anachronism," an "apotheosis of the old wild life.