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In “Flood Stories,” the site of return is a cramped cabin that a woman named Lottie shares with her somewhat crotchety mother, who’s always grousing that she’s too flighty or ungrateful.‘Site Fidelity’ Explores Why We Fight for the Places We Love|smurguia|July 16, 2021|Outside Online
These men are crotchety, opinioned creatures of habit, great characters in their own right, though their dogs steal the show, as dogs so often do.
Rand's dad was a crotchety old crank who was never going to win the nomination, but Rand of course actually could.The John Wilkes Booth Wing of the Republican Party|Michael Tomasky|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are five crotchety conservative men likely to decide to acquiesce to this change, or fight it?
I could have written this article from The New Republic in one sentence: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley is a crotchety old man.
It's a great example for the even crotchety right-wingers who live in counties like mine.
I took that jelly to a crotchety old patient of mine who is boarding, and reviles all the jelly his nurse buys for him.Those Dale Girls|Frank Weston Carruth
Taking up a residence in the tangled shrubbery or thickety undergrowth, it immediately begins to scold like a crotchety old wren.Bird Neighbors|Neltje Blanchan
Neither do they dote madly on their crotchety uncles in the slippers and dressing-gowns of 78.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
The most crotchety member of the intellectual community might find his own hobby in those stables.The Caxtons, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The proportion of crotchety agitators among the population of foreign birth we believe to be actually less than among the natives.