Cross"grained (-gr?nd`), a.


Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely an 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. Moxon.


Perverse; untractable; contrary.

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


© Webster 1913.

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