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  • adv. In a crabby manner.


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  • 'You call this a seafood platter?' said Melissa crabbily.

    'Whaddya mean, no adverbs?' asked Tom swiftly.

  • And when Mr. Clark showed up, reeking of cigarettes and crabbily asking, “You do realize your seats are inside the classroom, right?”

    Perfect You

  • I was even more crestfallen when her friend a UU but not, thank God, in my congregation crabbily intoned from across the retirement-home-dining-hall table: "It is a youthful gesture."


  • There is a weedy class of establishments in and around the most heavily touristed areas (especially near San Marco, the train station and Piazzale Roma) that provide overpriced, lazily-cooked, and crabbily-served food.


  • I swore crabbily to myself, and started to head downstairs to the other bathroom.

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  • I asked crabbily, folding my arms across my chest.

    The Year I Turned Sixteen

  • Warder cut in crabbily before Mr. Dunworthy could answer.

    To Say Nothing of the Dog

  • Several bathtub rotations later we crabbily assemble in Jasmine's Chrysler, a mammoth secret-service-white number with a blackout windshield.

    Shampoo Planet

  • I crabbily lectured my college-age son when an ingrown toenail was fixed out-of-network. rss feed

  • Robin Tunney's hard-boiled Teresa Lisbon is a sour delight, crabbily in charge of her team without ever devolving into shrewish bossy-lady caricature.

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