- 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 .
News & Articles
- 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...