They used to do a sketch as two cantankerous old dons forever inventing new ways to insult one another.
This isn't like the cantankerous old Johnboy we've come to know and loathe, and frankly I find this a bit disturbing, but a welcome change.
When the cantankerous old miller dies of a heart attack, he bequeaths his property to his eldest son, his donkey to the second, and the mill cat to his youngest son Mark.
There are no doubt wise and astute teenagers, just as there are foolish and cantankerous old folks.
Now we have responsibility for my 88 year old cantankerous maiden aunt who suffers from moderately severe dementia and resides in a rest home.
She was a cantankerous old dear and as deaf as a doorpost, but we had always been on friendly terms, and I had never quarrelled with her.
Holmes investigates the possible spontaneous combustion of a cantankerous old man.
And you dare not write off people who pen moaning letters to parish newsletters or local papers as cantankerous curmudgeons.
The only other person from my group who was there was Ernie (the old cantankerous fool).
I blurted out to my kind friend that I had absolutely no interest in that cantankerous , melancholy old woman!