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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
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That's when he comes face-to-face with soapworld's crankiest publican, Tadhg O Direain, and resident barfly Seamus O Cathain.
Based on more than a thousand interviews, written in broad imaginative strokes, this book, at 622 pages, is something of an anomaly in today's shrinking world of nonfiction publishing: a narrative epic rigorous enough to impress all but the crankiest of scholars, yet so immensely readable as to land the author a future place on Oprah's couch.
An intelligent doctor, who eschewed the crankiest therapies of the age in favour of a new scientific approach, he popularised Peruvian bark (a source of quinine) for fever and championed smallpox inoculation.
Even the crankiest person at work is going to be nice to you until the end of the month.
YOU and your team should hold your heads high--for the toughest, crankiest, thinnest-skinned audience on earth, you delivered.
After his 20-year affiliation with the black-nationalist minister Jeremiah Wright became well known, Obama the Muslim was transmuted for the crankiest of them into Obama the Antichrist, complete with pertinent quotations from the Book of Revelation.
The conductive quality of cast iron smoothes out the uneven heat of the crankiest electric burners, gently sweats onions and brings frying oil to just the right temperature and keeps it there.
Though younger, Joshua managed to handle even the crankiest of phone- call recipients.
As the two stories weave together, Mighton spices things up with vividly drawn supporting characters, like crusty Agnes (Barbara Gordon), the crankiest of patients; nurse Tammy (Maggie Huculak), who may be skimming money from her charges; and the Reverend (Randy Hughson), easily prone to tears and bad homilies ("Life is like an endless trip to the Laundromat").
For just small monthly or day fees, kids can enjoy a premier aquatic sports facility; even the crankiest tots will laugh with glee on the twin water slides.