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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
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It wasn't until this week, with his empty desk beside me, that I realised how much I have come to rely upon him as a dictionary, encyclopaedia, sounding board for my crankier ideas and maker of hot drinks.
Apt as the observation may be, it couldn't help put me in mind of an altogether more hostile quote from George Bernard Shaw in one of his crankier moods: "[The Jews] had better stop being Jews and start being human beings.
If people are crankier they should be quitting more," says Spetz.
I sometimes ask a man if he feels crankier or more short-tempered than he used to," Morgentaler relates.
77) Potter was even crankier in August that same year laying down a fine of $20 for turning off the Moonlight lights and threatening to increase it to $40 the next time someone came into his court on the charge.
Gorge also seems to be getting crankier with age (could that be contagious?
Cartoonist Mumph has been getting crank calls from even crankier callers after an anger management company put his phone number on the internet by mistake.
And now, for growing numbers of teachers, particularly the older and crankier among us, our "new, higher standards"--a phrase difficult even to utter without first spitting on the ground--have many of us, sadly and for the first time, looking for the exit sign.
He certainly speaks in the shrill tones of some of the crankier left-wing bloggers.
Lynn told The Inquirer that Robertson's comments "shows he's evolving into a crankier fringe character than we expected.
Dabney is helpful on the crankier, later Wilson writing, especially on the Dead Sea Scrolls, which the critic apparently hoped would cast Christianity as just another squabbling sect rather than a religion with eternal claims.
In the Realms of the Unreal configures Darger as a kind of weirder, crankier Lewis Carroll or J.
With every year, just like a pregnant woman, I became crankier and meaner and more difficult.
The actors art exceptionally young and fall of boisterous energy, and the characters seem a bit crankier than usual, spoiling for a fight.
As I get older and crankier, I find myself with diminishing tolerance for people who play games with language.