cross-grained cross-grained


  1. (adj) difficult to deal with
  2. (adj) of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel


  1. After cross-grained old Sewell Avery goaded Wilbur Norton into throwing up the job last spring, no one rushed to apply for it.
  2. It is a turbulent, cross-grained story that pulls at the imagination, and that pull leads back to the earlier novels.
  3. The results of the hearings for Ronald Reagan are cross-grained.
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