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  • David Jones: Ill-tempered outburst; Constitutional implications

    The week that was

  • Ill-tempered remarks can be cut and pasted so that an infinite number of people can read them or or text them without forethought.

    What happens when mean girls grow up?

  • Ill-tempered and noisy while eating, Tasmanian devils live up to their feisty reputation.

    ZooBorns

  • Ill-tempered neo-con extraordinaire, John Bolton, is pushing for war with Iran.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: What's Behind the Drive to War with Iran?

  • Ill-tempered and ravenous, postspawn muskies are prowling the shallows, looking for something to clobber.

    Catch Giant Pike and Muskies in Super Shallow Water

  • Ill-tempered queues developed outside carparks, in spite of the fact that the car-parking companies had doubled their tariffs overnight.

    Whispers Of Betrayal

  • Ill-tempered, with no appetite, he simply wanted two or three cups of black coffee.

    Maigret Afraid

  • Ill-tempered always in his affectionate dealings with Mr.. Bradley, he was smoothness itself to Mr. Cassius, whom, it was plain, he disliked very much indeed.

    The Dancing Druids

  • The titles of certain of the lost plays indicate the comic illumining character; a Self-pitier, a Self-chastiser, an Ill-tempered man, a

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • Ill-tempered though he might be, he was still polite, for at every stopping-place he got out to smoke, and extinguished his cigar ere he re-entered.

    Memoirs

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