hair, against the Old form(s): haire
against the grain, contrary to inclination
RJ II.iv.93[Mercutio to Benvolio] Thou desirest me to stop in my tale against the hair [with bawdy pun]
TC I.ii.27[Alexander to Cressida, of Ajax] He is ... merry against the hair
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