Cross-grained



[kraws-greynd, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈgreɪnd, ˈkrɒs-/

adjective
1.
having the grain running transversely or diagonally, or having an irregular or gnarled grain, as timber.
2.
stubborn; perverse.
adjective
1.
(of timber) having the fibres arranged irregularly or in a direction that deviates from the axis of the piece
2.
perverse, cantankerous, or stubborn

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