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cross-fertile
cross-fertilisation
cross-fertilise
cross-fertilization
cross-fertilize
Cross-fertilized
Cross-fertilizing
cross-file
cross-fire
Cross-Florida Waterway
Cross-flow
Cross-garnet
cross-grain
cross-hair
cross-hatch
cross-hatching
cross-head
cross-heading
cross-index
Cross-jack
cross-leaved heath
Cross-legged

Cross-grained definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CROSS-GRAINED, a.
1. Having the grain or fibers across or irregular; as in timber, where a branch shoots from the trunk, there is a curling of the grain.
2. Perverse; untractable; not condescending.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: difficult to deal with [syn: contrarious, cross- grained]
2: of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel [syn: curly-grained, cross-grained, wavy- grained]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1647 1. difficult to deal with <her husband's self-absorbed and cross-grained nature Lance Morrow> 2. having the grain or fibers running diagonally, transversely, or irregularly

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 (of timber) having a cross-grain. 2 perverse, intractable.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Stubborn, obdurate, untractable, perverse, wayward, headstrong, refractory.



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