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cross–grained

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adjective \ˈkrȯs-ˌgrānd\

Definition of cross–grained

  1. 1 :  difficult to deal with <her husband's self-absorbed and cross–grained nature — Lance Morrow>

  2. 2 :  having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly



1647

First Known Use of cross–grained

1647


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