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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Cantankerous
 
Well, now, that’s mighty provoking! But I hope, Mr. Faulkland, as there are three of us come on purpose for the game, you won’t be so cantankerous as to spoil the party by sitting out.
        Sheridan.—The Rivals, Act V. Scene 3.
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  [The same word will be found in “The Waterman,” by Dibdin, Act II. Scene 3.]  2
 
 
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