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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Crossgrained  \Cross"grained\  (-gr?nd`),  a. 
  1.  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 
  2.  Perverse;  untractable;  contrary. 
  She  was  none  of  your  crossgrained,  termagant, 
  scolding  jades.  --Arbuthnot. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  difficult  to  deal  with  [syn:  {contrarious}] 
  2:  of  timber;  having  fibers  running  irregularly  rather  than  in