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ornery -- as in: is ornery when he first wakes up
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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  • She makes me get up just at the same time every morning; she makes me wash, they comb me all to thunder; she won’t let me sleep in the woodshed; I got to wear them blamed clothes that just smothers me, Tom; they don’t seem to any air git through ’em, somehow; and they’re so rotten nice that I can’t set down, nor lay down, nor roll around anywher’s; I hain’t slid on a cellar-door for—well, it ’pears to be years; I got to go to church and sweat and sweat—I hate them ornery sermons!

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  • I avoid contact when he’s in an ornery mood.
  • He is too ornery to celebrate his birthday.

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