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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gnarl  \Gnarl\,  n.  [See  {Gnar},  n.] 
  a  knot  in  wood;  a  large  or  hard  knot,  or  a  protuberance  with 
  twisted  grain,  on  a  tree. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gnarl  \Gnarl\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gnarled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gnarling}.]  [From  older  gnar,  prob.  of  imitative  origin;  cf 
  G.  knarren,  knurren  D.  knorren  Sw  knorra  Dan.  knurre.] 
  To  growl;  to  snarl. 
 
  And  wolves  are  gnarling  who  shall  gnaw  thee  first 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gnarl 
  n  :  something  twisted  and  tight  and  swollen;  "their  muscles 
  stood  out  in  knots";  "the  old  man's  fists  were  two  great 
  gnarls";  "his  stomach  was  in  knots"  [syn:  {knot}] 
  v  1:  twist  into  a  state  of  deformity;  "The  wind  has  gnarled  this 
  old  tree" 
  2:  complain  quietly  [syn:  {murmur},  {mutter},  {grumble},  {croak}] 




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