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(used of boats) inclined to heel over easily under sail

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Losing his eyesight, he dictates ever crankier letters to popes and kings through his faithful secretary at the mission.
Stu" just got his coffee and sat down to read the paper, just a smidgen crankier than usual.
Quite simply, Bennett couldn't bear to see this middle-class human scarecrow being hounded, so, without trying to change her lifestyle at all, he accommodated both her cranky vehicle and her even crankier personality.
Grafts (#1), 1993, has a crankier and grittier atmosphere.
On the other hand, these newborns did not appear crankier or more difficult to handle than infants born to the more laid-back, Type B mothers, Parker says.
And the Cardinal is doing it with Chris Hernandez's back crankier than an elf after Christmas and with Childress hoping to begin practice by the weekend.
England's defeat means nothing to us other than it puts us on notice that they will be a little bit crankier and more on edge.
Astrid said: "I don't think it's affected me in that way but I'm probably crankier due to sleepiness.
Noteworthy performances: Seehorn, in a horribly cliched role, manages to enliven it a bit with a drier, crankier delivery.
Which is probably why old Toby appeared at the surgery last week, feeling crankier than normal and with a large bulge on his side.
Van Morrison's likewise a survivor, but he spent the '80s remaking essentially the same ethereally spiritual album and then spent the '90s repeating basically a crankier version of his '80s music.
At 30, I'm crankier and there are certain aspects of having this success that are aggravating to me.
The heat's definitely making them crankier,'' said Kristin Greenfield, a server at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant in The Promenade at Woodland Hills.
There were a lot of people who were crankier than we expected.