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awr nuh ree

  • s  having a difficult and contrary disposition

  • It helped her shame an audience of ornery parishioners in "The Miracle Woman" and persuade a canny onlooker to say admiringly, "You've got hot steel in your blood.
  • Also the ornery inspiration, and the naysaying of critics.
  • Its vision is too capacious, its narrative route too extended, the shift in tone (from suburban domestic to rural nightmare to urban archaeology) too ornery to make the film a flat .
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  • Magistrate performed weddings for thousands
    BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) - David Barnes has seen his share of ornery people in 26 years as a full-time district court magistrate in Calhoun County, but he retires on Friday with thousands of happy memories.
    June 13, 2013 - WLNS Lansing
  • A chef’s savory salad that is tangy and crunchy
    “Top Chef” watchers: Think all the way back to Season 9. The cheftestants were hot and grumpy in Texas. Paul Qui won, and one chef seemed to get off more ornery one-liners than the others: Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville.
    June 12, 2013 - The Buffalo News

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