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cranky

mod. irritable; fretful. Don’t be cranky. We’re almost there.
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The interiors were studio-filmed, but the tour guides gleefully reenact murderous exterior scenes and gush gossip while touring the room where Bette crankily resided during production.
Bishop Anthony Fisher said people should focus on the young pilgrims' goodness "rather than dwelling crankily, as a few people are doing, on old wounds.
He crankily voices agreement, for instance, with politician Michel Rocard's observation that within the Socialist Party, "the percentage of idiots [is] as big as anywhere else.
gt;What: Sixth-season premiere of Larry David's crankily absurdist comedy.
and] survives only as a problem" (75)--but crankily pursues this "obsolete" figuration in a way that recalls the almost caricaturally antiquarian atmospherics of Benjamin's Trauerspiel ("facies hippocratica" and the rest); perhaps "physiognomics" was also a way to avoid speaking of a "phenomenology" of radio, since Adorno in those years might have thought that word tainted.
You remember Felix and Oscar, the crankily mismatched roommates of Neil Simon's delicious classic comedy.
After a short layover, I crankily board the flight for Sweet Home Chicago.
Owens, observed the Grand Junction Sentinel crankily, must have thought he could walk on water.
Hofstadter began by saying, crankily, that he had "decided to eliminate naysayers" from the panel, making his point with a cartoon of a fish that thinks it is ridiculous that life could exist on dry land ("gribbit, gribbit," went the sound of a frog).
clear, perhaps most crankily in his 1992 The American Religion, that he
Dumbfounded, I countered, rather crankily, with the request that she give me evidence that any women anywhere were claiming sexual attraction to a dumb, sexist and racist, unfaithful, badly out of shape, psychologically damaged organized crime capo.