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Cross-grained

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Patchy, ill-tempered, self-willed. Wood must be worked with the grain; when the grain crosses we get a knot or curling, which is hard to work uniform.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cropper
Croquemitaine [croak-mit-tain]
Croquet
Crore (A)
Cross
Cross (in heraldry)
Cross (a mystic emblem)
Cross (To)
Cross
Cross Buns
Cross-grained
Cross-legged Knights
Cross Man (A)
Cross-patch
Cross-roads
Cross and Ball
Cross and Pile
Cross as a Bear
Cross as the Tongs
Cross as Two Sticks
Crossing the Hand