Gerald was likable, and the neighbors learned in time what the children, negroes and dogs discovered at first sight, that a kind heart, a ready and sympathetic ear and an open pocketbook lurked just behind his bawling voice and his truculent manner.
Archie and Scarlett were a queerly assorted pair, the truculent dirty old man with his wooden peg sticking stiffly out over the dashboard and the pretty, neatly dressed young woman with forehead puckered in an abstracted frown.
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My friends had assembled again, a far more somber, truculent group than before.
Pat Conroy -- The Water is Wide
His only weapons against her were silence, truculence; he cultivated an occasional brooding intensity.