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  • v  direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
  • v  scurry sideways like a crab
  • v  fish for crab
  • v  complain
  • s  annoyed and irritable

  • By Author Asch's device, the Roman and the Jew were reincarnated in modern Poland, the one a crabbed and Jew-hating scholar, the other a young Jewish translator.
  • A 25-year-old Negro sharecropper laboriously, in crabbed script, wrote his last testament:"Have you thought about some people are allowed a chance over and over again,.
  • By week's end, Lawrence of Arabia, for all its crabbed dullness, had already far outsold Lawrence's own Revolt in the Desert, to prove that the legend, true or false, was still .
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  • Thomas shallow, childish
    Cal Thomas' Feb. 2 commentary, "Americans have figured out that Obama has led us astray," indicates he has become a crabbed incompetent commentator. Even a Fox News partisan should be able to do better than the following:
    Feb. 10, 2014 - Leader-Telegram

  • William Shakespeare in Washington Observer Reporter
    Crabbed age and youth cannot live together. Youth is full of pleasure, age full of care; youth like summer morn, age like winter weather; youth like summer brave, age like winter bare,wrote William Shakespeare, whose ageless fantasy "A...
  • John Roberts in San Francisco Chronicle
    The Framers chose broad terms, a broad applicability, and they state a broad principle,Roberts said. "And that means when they've adopted principles, like liberty, that doesn't get a crabbed or narrow construction."
  • Norman Ornstein in TIME
    The small-bore, crabbed and nearly meaningless reform plan they produced in the House after months of nothing but complaining about the Democrats just reinforces the notion that they are a Party of No,said Norm Ornstein, a fellow at the...

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