mean-tempered

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Helen Lester and Lynn Munsinger children's book Pookins Gets Her Way (9780544324060, $8.99) tells of a mean-tempered child who uses tantrums and apples to get what she wants--until she meets her match in a magic gnome.
But Gerald has an even bigger problem when his jealous mean-tempered neighbour Angelica decides that she wants him all to her sizeable self." Ricky's no stranger to the Aston arts centre, having taken to the stage with Samson And De Lair earlier in the year.
Bung's ugly mean-tempered dog had gotten loose and had cornered Margaret.
Toadie's life is thrown into disarray once more when his older brother Stonie makes a reappearance on Ramsay Street, and Ned confronts Mickey's mean-tempered football coach.
Toadies life is thrown into disarray once more when his older brother Stonie makes a reappearance on Ramsay Street, and Ned confronts Mickeys mean-tempered football coach.
She will be the show's equivalent of the wicked queen or wicked witch, Miss Hannigan, the mean-tempered matron of a New York orphanage.
She says that no matter where he went, Uncle Harry would be a stubborn, mean-tempered old coot.