’I wish you’d stop picking on me about that dead man in your tent,’ he pleaded peevishly.
Colonel Cathcart blurted out from the corner peevishly.
’All right, let the insubordinate son of a bitch go,’ General Dreedle snarled, turning bitterly away from his son-in-law and barking peevishly at Colonel Cathcart’s chauffeur and Colonel Cathcart’s meteorologist.
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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.