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cross-grained

[kraws-greynd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈgreɪnd, ˈkrɒs-/
adjective
1.
having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber.
2.
stubborn; perverse.
Origin of cross-grained
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50
Related forms
cross-grainedly, adverb
cross-grainedness, noun
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cross-grained

adjective
1.
(of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
2.
perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn
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