Words and Phrases



short-tempered, difficult, cross, grumpy

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Excerpt from Sarah Ann by William Forbes Marshall

A crooked, crabbit crathur
that bees neither well nor sick,
girnin’ in the chimley corner
or goan happin’ on a stick

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