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  • n  a bad-tempered person

  • The ruffled spouse, normally a quiet and gentle bird, is the mate of the red-eyed crosspatch and is usually unruffled.
  • For more than a decade cinemaudiences have known short-tempered, pince-nezed Actor Robert McWade as the crabbiest, crustiest crosspatch that ever foreclosed a mortgage or sicked .
  • Gallup pollsters asked a moderately crosspatch-section of American wives: "What are the chief faults husbands have?""Drinking with the boys" topped the.

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