But they did not come; rather they put their backs up and fought.
Levin backs up Giffen in every word he says, and I agree with both of them.
It's contradiction that makes women contrary; it sets their backs up, like.
But it wasn't for the want of swatting, for it was just that that put the fellows' backs up.
There is, secondly, a motive which backs up and buttresses this ...