Punk old-timer Legs McNeil on how, despite his best efforts at acting like a grump, the Velvet Underground front man was beloved.
grump, now much more than half a century old, had indeed never used the luxury in question.
grump arose, and softly went to a corner which was hidden by the chimney.
grump had risen upon one elbow, and was stealthily feeling with his other hand under the Pet's head.
He wouldn't lie down, and when he did, it was with a grump of protest that seemed to forbode failure.
Presently there was a stir near the door, and grump and Pet entered.
Every one started, and grump's countenance did not gather amiability as he sneakingly noticed the general distrust.
Finally, some weak miner, unable to hold the open secret any longer, told the Pet about grump's operation in dust.
grump himself was sitting on a fragment of stone, staring into the fire, with his face in his hands.
At the end of the sixth game after dark he made his way to grump's hut and quietly located himself at the same crack as before.
"ill-humor," 1727, in humps and grumps "surly remarks," later the grumps "a fit of ill-humor" (1844), then "a person in ill humor" (1900); perhaps an extended sense of grum "morose, surly," which probably is related to Danish grum "cruel;" or perhaps suggested by grumble, grunt, etc.