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Gnarl   /nɑrl/   Listen
Gnarl

noun
1.
Something twisted and tight and swollen.  Synonym: knot.  "The old man's fists were two great gnarls" , "His stomach was in knots"



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"Gnarl" Quotes from Famous Books



... forest's thicket On he rode, while often roving Were his glances—as the case is, When a wanderer for the first time Over unknown roads is travelling. Rough the path—the poor horse often In the snow was nearly sinking, And o'er gnarl'd and tangled branches Of the knotted pine-roots stumbling. And the rider, in ill-humour, Said: "Sometimes it is quite tedious, Through the world alone to travel. There are times, 'mid gloomy forests, When one longeth for companions. Since I bade farewell this morning To the ...
— The Trumpeter of Saekkingen - A Song from the Upper Rhine. • Joseph Victor von Scheffel

... ashamed When I'm passing by that way, Just as if it tried to say— "Please don't look at such a maim'd Little Cripple-Dick as I; Look at all the rest about, Look at them and pass me by, I'm so crooked, do not flout me, Kindly turn your head awry; Of what use is my poor gnarl'd Body in ...
— Bog-Myrtle and Peat - Tales Chiefly Of Galloway Gathered From The Years 1889 To 1895 • S.R. Crockett



Words linked to "Gnarl" :   kick, distortion, deform, kvetch, flex, complain, plain, quetch, distorted shape, turn, bend, sound off, twist



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