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- adj. argumentative
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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'Sometimes, thaa knows, when hoo's a bit fratchy, I plague her wi' tellin 'o' Dickey o '
And whenever awm a bit daanhearted, or hardhearted, or fratchy wi 'th' missus, or plaguey wi 'fo'k, aw goes to th' owd flute, and it helps me o'er th 'stile.
What's more, he's allus reight dahn fratchy after a turn o 'that.
In her head, Harriet translated her father’s odd speech, substituting the word “quarrelsome” for “fratchy” and “disillusioned” for “disquixotted.”
I never knew nor heard tell of her being flighty and fratchy before the squire's trouble. "