Cross"grained (-gr?nd`), a.
Having the grain or fibers run diagonally, or more or less transversely an irregularly, so as to interfere with splitting or planing.
If the stuff proves crossgrained, . . . then you must turn your stuff to plane it the contrary way.
Perverse; untractable; contrary.
She was none of your crossgrained, termagant, scolding jades.
© Webster 1913.