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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 crab·bed /ˈkræbəd/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Crab·bed a.
 1. Characterized by or manifesting, sourness, peevishness, or moroseness; harsh; cross; cynical; -- applied to feelings, disposition, or manners.
    Crabbed age and youth can not live together.   --Shak.
 2. Characterized by harshness or roughness; unpleasant; -- applied to things; as, a crabbed taste.
 3. Obscure; difficult; perplexing; trying; as, a crabbed author. Crabbed eloquence.”
 How charming is divine philosophy!
 Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose.   --Milton.
 4. Cramped; irregular; as, crabbed handwriting.
 -- Crab*bed*ly, adv.  -- Crab*bed*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See crab

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : perversely irritable [syn: crabby, cross, fussy, grouchy,
             grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened
           carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax
           and pincers
      2: a quarrelsome grouch [syn: crabby person]
      3: (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Cancer
         [syn: Cancer]
      4: the fourth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from
         about June 21 to July 22 [syn: Cancer, Cancer the Crab]
      5: the edible flesh of any of various crabs [syn: crabmeat]
      6: infests the pubic region of the human body [syn: crab louse,
          pubic louse, Phthirius pubis]
      7: a stroke of the oar that either misses the water or digs too
         deeply; "he caught a crab and lost the race"
      v 1: direct (an aircraft) into a crosswind
      2: scurry sideways like a crab
      3: fish for crab
      4: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, grouse,
          beef, squawk, bellyache, holler]
      [also: crabbing, crabbed]