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curmudgeon
used in Middlemarch

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a bad-tempered person — typically an old man
  • The Vicar himself seemed to wear rather a changed aspect, as most men do when acquaintances made elsewhere see them for the first time in their own homes; some indeed showing like an actor of genial parts disadvantageously cast for the curmudgeon in a new piece.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (45% in)

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