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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gnarled  \Gnarled\,  a. 
  Knotty;  full  of  knots  or  gnarls;  twisted;  crossgrained. 
 
  The  unwedgeable  and  gnarl['e]d  oak.  --Shak. 
 
  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]: 
 
  gnarled 
  adj  :  used  of  old  persons  or  old  trees;  covered  with  knobs  or 
  knots;  "gnarled  and  knotted  hands";  "a  knobbed  stick" 
  [syn:  {gnarly},  {knotted},  {knotty},  {knobbed}] 




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