The world seems a vast horrible grinding machine, into which what is fresh and bright and pure is pushed at one end, to come out old and crabbed
and wrinkled at the other.
Speak up, you crabbed
image for the sign of a walking- stick shop, and say you saw him put it there
No supper, no shelter; he saw himself pressed on all sides by necessity, and he found necessity very crabbed
style, the formality of the matter, gave him a queer desire to laugh and to take her in his arms and kiss her.
But Godfrey was the heir to this crabbed
old nobleman, and it was quite certain that the news of his marriage would have been the end of his inheritance.