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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, cross-grained old woman, not yet a Christian.

This fellow was not only cross-grained, but absolutely malignant.

He handed Willie a piece of cross-grained wood and a blunt knife.

He was not a growly-wowly, cross-grained man, like some fathers we know of—not he.

I am a cross-grained body, and contradiction makes me worse.

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