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surly

(of an animal) ill-tempered or refractory
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I've no more white wine--no more anything," said Daddy Mathieu, surlily.
But that gentleman, in reply, surlily damned him for a thief and rebel as he was, and with many disinterested imprecations on his own eyes, liver, blood, and body, assured him that if it rested with him to decide, he would put a final stopper on the bird, and his master too.
Razumov muttered rather surlily that he did not even know English.