|a.||1.||Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely and 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; difficult to deal with.|
She was none of your crossgrained, termagant, scolding jades.