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The earliest crabs were very different from those alive today, and their appearance was “mostly something in between lobstery-looking and crabby-looking,” Luque says.
ENTOMBED IN AMBER, THIS TINY CRAB HAILS FROM THE AGE OF DINOSAURSKATE BAGGALEYOCTOBER 20, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
When I was a Catholic school kid in the late 1960s and early ’70s, many of my teachers were joyful Franciscans, not the crabby, knuckle-rapping ones of earlier decades.
WHY NUN STORIES ARE ABOUT TO BECOME YOUR NEXT POP-CULTURE OBSESSIONSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKSEPTEMBER 2, 2021TIME
There comes a time when a woman has to make up her mind to choose between being called a 'dear old soul' or a 'crabby old thing.'
HER ROYAL HIGHNESS WOMANMAX O'RELL
Persius is crabby, because ancient, and his jerks (being particularly given to private customs of his time) dusky.
THE WORKS OF JOHN MARSTONJOHN MARSTON
I entertained myself with keeping her to the subject, and that made her crabby.
RENE MAUPERINEDMOND DE GONCOURT AND JULES DE GONCOURT
Time was getting short, and it was no use wasting time on my crabby landlady.
MY FRIEND SMITHTALBOT BAINES REED
Accordingly the Hermit exerted himself to please, and it would really have taken more than three crabby boys to resist him.
A LITTLE BUSH MAIDMARY GRANT BRUCE
Let us go downstairs after old Crabby is to bed and play some trick on him.
THE PUTNAM HALL RIVALSARTHUR M. WINFIELD
I woke disoriented and crabby, without my customary morning jolt of endorphin.
DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOMCORY DOCTOROW
She's an old spinster—frail, white-haired, and a little bit crabby now.
THE WORLDS OF JOE SHANNONFRANK M. ROBINSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO CRABBY

  • blue
  • complaining
  • crabby
  • disaffected
  • disgruntled
  • displeased
  • disquieted
  • disturbed
  • exasperated
  • fed up
  • fretful
  • griping
  • kvetching
  • malcontent
  • malcontented
  • miserable
  • perturbed
  • picky
  • restless
  • ungratified
  • upset
  • vexed
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