cross-grained

cross-grained

[kraws-greynd, kros-]
adjective
1.
having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber.
2.
stubborn; perverse.

Origin:
1640–50

cross-grainedly, adverb
cross-grainedness, noun
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cross-grained
 
adj
1.  (of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
2.  perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn

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