crabbit

crabbit

(ˈkræbɪt)
adj
bad-tempered
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DAY FIVE PEOPLE were in high spirits in town and I was a bit crabbit because I hadn't slept much.
56 (450m H/c): Crabbit Ellie (10), True Romance (M) (9), Balmoral Bradley (8), Killeacle Sassy (6), Lanody Mill (3), Mustang Santi (M) (scr).
37 (450m H/c): Baltylum Boo Boo (M) (R11), Crabbit Ellie (R8), Daring Lilly (M) (R5), Farloe Cobra (R3), Athlacca Parish (M) (Scr), Final Grundy (W) (Scr).
Expects lots of fun, music and dancing from Jeni Mills as Snow White and her seven little friends - - Riddy, Crabbit, Glaikit, Gaffer, Jiggert, Bogey and Cheery.
But Geordie joked: "I'll still be a crabbit old git.
Scottish literature and postcolonial literature, Gardiner argues in his stimulating and critical, not to say crabbit, introduction, are joined together by way of their shared object of critique, 'the jurisdiction of the imperial mode of British state culture'.
Beware however for not all is as calm as it seems you may come away feeling crabbit if a rabbit has chewed your carrots for example or if Mr Campbell's Hardware store is your port of call watch that old till, it may not open until it is given a skelp
As a mother she was appalled to find that there were no initiatives in primary schools to talk about bullying, so Michelle in Crabbit Comes to Stay came about.
Or the authentic Scottish experience that includes waking up in the middle of the night to find your nose has frostbite because the crabbit hotelier switches off the central heating to save money.
The poem Crabbit Old Woman that we used recently, was a moving insight into the plight of old people trapped in geriatric hospital beds.
However, while the decision to dispense with Robbo, who had grown increasingly crabbit in his time at Tynecastle, won't cause this column to weep and wail, the manner of it was a disgrace.
Sheugh (muddy ditch), drooth (drunkard), thrawn (stubborn), stocious (afflicted with a bad cold, or utterly intoxicated), crabbit (grumpy), foul kyte (a term of abuse, meaning and origin unknown), hurselly (speaking in a way that suggests you need to clear your throat) -- it is these shards of his vocabulary that have stayed in my mind rather than anything of substance.