cantankerous


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having a difficult and contrary disposition

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Ballard, a retired insurance adjuster, provides a biography of William Edmondson oGrumbleo Jones (1824-1864), a Confederate officer in the Civil War who was known to have a short temper and cantankerous personality.
He may be a curmudgeonly, cantankerous and contradictory old so-and-so, but the world is a much better place for it.
Certainly, this is a band more prone to doing its own thing than kowtowing to the limelight - a cantankerous streak that's seen the band rise to fame, then break up, and eventually reunite.
It's $6 from Cantankerous Titles: PO Box 14332, Portland, OR 97293
Cheeky monkey Arthritis can make both humans and animals feel a little uncomfortable but this monkey at a US zoo seems to be very cantankerous with the affliction, offering a one-fingered salute to passers by.
30 -- We all meet cantankerous, contentious and peevish people who are very disagreeable to deal with.
Adding to the phenomenon, Kurita told IGFA officials he caught the fish using his favorite rod and reel, which had been pulled overboard two months earlier by a cantankerous bass.
Theatr spokesman Richard Paramor said: "Dogs wishing to break into a theatrical career, and audition, should have no fear of bright lights, big bangs, audiences or cantankerous actors.
With aspirations to become the all important ship's cat, Scratch must contend with getting his 'sea legs', dealing with a cantankerous cook, Peg-leg and living up to the reputation of the previous feline incumbent, Fluffy.
Charming, cantankerous, and a relentless 'peasant baiter,' Beebe was a journalistic personality unlike any other.
When their cantankerous father Lenny (Philip Bosco) finally succumbs to dementia, Jon and Wendy contemplate moving him to a care facility, as pangs of guilt threaten to cloud their judgement.
Attorney Dana Hill, with her three-year-old daughter and failing marriage, struggles to please a cantankerous boss and deal with a breast cancer diagnosis.
To her something less than trivial I 'shush' her out, she creeps back in, and purges the bird table, with eyes of green Then a cantankerous, confrontation with an old jackdaw, especially one that's mean
They all have a lot of talent,'' said the Hall of Fame trainer, who conditioned the sometimes cantankerous Fusaichi Pegasus.
Some of us, however, become grumpy, cantankerous oldsters.