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gruff

General Crossword Questions for “gruff”

  • Brusque
  • Abrupt in sound or manner
  • Curt and surly
  • Abrupt in manner — rough and low in pitch
  • Good collar for these billy goats?
  • Surly drivel about king

Encyclopedia

  • On 24 January 2005, Gruff Rhys released his first solo album, Yr Atal Genhedlaeth on the Placid Casual label. In 2010 Gruff's film 'Separado' premiered. It is a documentary about Gruff's trip to Patagonia to meet members of his family. — “Gruff Rhys - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The White House 2003 Christmas decoration using "Three Billy Goats Gruff" as the theme. In the Asbjørnsen and Moe litterary version, the three young goats have names, are christened, so to say, Billy Gruff. — “Three Billy Goats Gruff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Gruff, a tone of voice or nature. Gruff's, Servants of The Summer Faire Court in Jim Butchers The Dresden Files series. The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Norwegian folk-tale The Three Billy Goats Gruff. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. — “Gruff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • Larkins (a gruff old gentleman with a double chin, and one of his eyes immovable in his head) is fraught with interest to me. — “David Copperfield” by Charles Dickens
  • Krempe was a little squat man with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance; the teacher, therefore, did not prepossess me in favour of his pursuits. — “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
  • And there was Edward's gruff undertone. — “The Good Soldier” by Ford Madox Ford
  • A gruff squire on horseback with shiny topboots. Soft day, sir John! Soft day, your honour!... Day!... Day!... Two topboots jog dangling on to Dublin. Lal the ral the ra. Lal the ral the raddy. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • She must have brought up there in the night, for there had been nothing so close the evening before; and I remembered that my sleep had been broken once by sounds of rumbling chain and gruff voices. — “The Riddle of the Sands” by Erskine Childers
  • He had a sweet, low manner of speaking, and pronounced his words as you do: that's less gruff than we talk here, and softer. — “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte

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