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The Mill on the Floss
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irascible
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • It is clear that the irascible miller was a man to interpret any chance-shot that grazed him as an attempt on his own life, and was liable to entanglements in this puzzling world, which, due consideration had to his own infallibility, required the hypothesis of a very active diabolical agency to explain them.

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  • She has an irascible nature at the best of times, but be especially careful to avoid her early in the morning.
  • Her usual mood is one of irascible impatience.

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