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  • adjective comparative form of ornery: more ornery


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  • Early next year, VW will roll out the ornerier GLI (figure $24,000 or so), with a 200-hp turbo-gas engine and the dual-clutch gearbox, as well as a multilink rear suspension.

    Volkswagen and the Perils of Less for Less 2010

  • The startled horse reared and screamed, but Skeeter had stayed with horses ornerier than this.

    Wagers of Sin Asprin, Robert 1996

  • He has eight of them and says that each is ornerier than the other, which makes a circle.

    Centennial Michener, James 1974

  • He was mebby thinking how much ornerier that would make the hull scheme.

    Danny's Own Story 1912

  • The two-seamer doesn't generally reach the same velocity-most pitchers seem to lose a few miles per hour with it-but it has ornerier action.

    Independent Weekly 2010


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