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cross–grained

adjective \ˈkrs-ˌgrānd\

Definition of CROSS-GRAINED

1
:  difficult to deal with <her husband's self-absorbed and cross–grained nature — Lance Morrow>
2
:  having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly

First Known Use of CROSS-GRAINED

1647

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