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- Preventing a smooth, level surface from being formed by raising the nap of the wood or causing larger splinters to form ahead of the cutting tool below the cutting surface.
- Contrary to what is expected; especially, of behavior different from what society expects.
- Unwillingly, reluctantly; contrary to one's nature.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. against or across the direction of the fibers; hence, against one's wishes or tastes; unwillingly; unpleasantly; reluctantly; with difficulty.
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