Any scruples that he ever had on that score he had removed for himself by realizing that she was a curmudgeon.
Degas is amiability itself compared with this curmudgeon of genius.
Not so bold, however, as the badger and not so much of a curmudgeon.
And I marvelled at their intimacy, and wondered what that curmudgeon of a husband had to say to it!
I knowed the curmudgeon's ...