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  • s  annoyed and irritable

  • In the Luxembourg Gardens, close by the alley where bad-tempered old gentlemen play frenzied croquet every Sunday, a new Punch Judy show was operating last week with the .
  • The shrewthe animal namesake of bad-tempered womenis the smallest but fiercest and most voraciously carnivorous of all mammals.
  • Excerpt: "The position of France is as usual that of a bad-tempered vixen of a woman who up to a point has discovered that merely by making herself unpleasant she can get poor male .

  • Reggie Williams in Columbus Clippers (blog)
    He said the main thing [the Twins] want to see is what you do when you struggle,Williams said. "Do you throw stuff around, get bad-tempered, hang your head? Playing great players in the Major Leagues, you're going to face adversity. He...
  • Arsene Wenger in Times Online
    We want it to be a football game and I think Tottenham is a team that plays,Wenger said. "I have no suspicion about that or that it will be bad-tempered because they are like us. They are at their best when they play football, not when...
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Islamic Republic News Agency
    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that "the most bad-tempered" person on the earth has sent a message to Iran, expressing readiness for talks.

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