I can't believe any one was ever born with such a cross-grained temper.
See what the Grammonts would have been now, but for this cross-grained fellow!
He is peevish and cross-grained, poor man, since he came here.
Confusion, vexation and every cross-grained word in the language!
"In sooth, I am too cross-grained," said Griffith, relenting.
His mother was a curious, ...