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Cole flirts with selling drugs, but as it turns out, he has a way with horses, most notably a surly creature known as Boo.
Housebound’s surly protagonist is fed up with her house arrest from day one.
He had no other opportunity; for the Jew remained very surly and silent till night, when he prepared to go abroad.
The stern officer gave a surly refusal, replying, "My orders are to take you first."
Mr. Clatt was not visible, but left his cottage at Isabel's call, and gave them something more than his usual surly greeting.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The shop officer has repeatedly warned me against my disrespectful and surly manner.
I reached Bernay to breakfast, and, for the first time in France, met with a surly host and a sour hostess.
Im a confirmed old bachelor, a grumpy, surly recluse wedded to my pipe, but for all that I have eyes in my head.
THE ROMANCE OF HIS LIFEMARY CHOLMONDELEY
For I'm worried half to death with requests for them, and when I refuse am no doubt considered surly or worse.
"I think it was all Tom Rover's fault," he added, after a surly look from Sobber.
THE ROVER BOYS ON THE FARMARTHUR M. WINFIELD (AKA EDWARD STRATEMEYER)

WORDS RELATED TO SURLY

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