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.
I expect that my offerings will be cantankerous, but I hope that they will always be civil and at times might even be mildly amusing.
Mellor and co-star Niky Wardley make for funny and likeable leads as a couple with three kids, an irresponsible brother and a cantankerous dad, and this week sees them at their best.
But his dim brother and his cantankerous old dad are keeping something secret...
In the song "Seeing Eye Dog," heavyweight rockers Helmet express a bit of contempt for the pursuit of fame: "Nobody was paying attention/man you had the world on the run/everybody jump/everybody swoon/everyone was whistling your tune/now you're dying/to make it last." 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.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2010 A FORMER pupil at Rugby School who murdered his "cantankerous" dad has been jailed for a minimum of 16 years.
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.
Richard Wilson, 72, played the cantankerous pensioner in six series of the hit BBC comedy.
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.