I cannot speak Any beginning to this peevish odds; And would in action glorious I had lost Those legs that brought me to a part of it!
But I do think it is their husbands’ faults If wives do fall: say that they slack their duties And pour our treasures into foreign laps; Or else break out in peevish jealousies, Throwing restraint upon us; or say they strike us, Or scant our former having in despite; Why, we have galls; and though we have some grace, Yet have we some revenge.
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"She’s an emu-raffe, which is a bit like a donkey and a giraffe put together, only with fewer legs and a peevish temper.
Ransom Riggs -- Hollow City
The cold seemed to rouse her a little and she looked around peevishly, shivering.