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Cross"grained (-gr?nd`), a. 1. Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely and irregularly, so as to interfere with splitting or planing.

If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your stuff to plane it the contrary way.

2. Perverse; untractable; contrary.

She was none of your crossgrained, termagant, scolding jades.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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