cross-tempered

See: petulant
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I sat for hours cross-legged, and cross-tempered, upon my silks meditating upon the queer freaks chance plays upon us poor devils of mortals.
I could happily watch Marchlands on a loop forever, marvelling at Dean Andrews' chest hair and the way he's so eager to embrace the spirit world while his cross-tempered wife, played by Alex Kingston, foolishly puts her faith in science.
I don't know about you, but I could happily watch Marchlands on a loop forever, marvelling at Dean Andrews' chest hair and the way he's so eager to embrace the spirit world while his cross-tempered wife played by Alex Kingston foolishly puts her faith in science.