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snarl


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snarl  \Snarl\,  n. 
  A  knot  or  complication  of  hair,  thread,  or  the  like 
  difficult  to  disentangle;  entanglement;  hence  intricate 
  complication;  embarrassing  difficulty. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snarl  \Snarl\,  v.  i.  [From  {Snar}.] 
  1.  To  growl,  as  an  angry  or  surly  dog;  to  gnarl;  to  utter 
  grumbling  sounds.  ``An  angry  cur  snarls  while  he  feeds.'' 
  --Dryden  &  Lee. 
 
  2.  To  speak  crossly;  to  talk  in  rude,  surly  terms. 
 
  It  is  malicious  and  unmanly  to  snarl  at  the  little 
  lapses  of  a  pen,  from  which  Virgil  himself  stands 
  not  exempted.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snarl  \Snarl\,  n. 
  The  act  of  snarling;  a  growl;  a  surly  or  peevish  expression; 
  an  angry  contention. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snarl  \Snarl\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snarled};  p.  pr  &  vvb.  n. 
  {Snarling}.]  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  To  form  raised  work  upon  the  outer  surface  of  (thin  metal 
  ware)  by  the  repercussion  of  a  snarling  iron  upon  the  inner 
  surface. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Snarl  \Snarl\,  v.  t.  [From  {Snare},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  entangle;  to  complicate;  to  involve  in  knots;  as  to 
  snarl  a  skein  of  thread.  ``Her  snarled  hair.''  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  embarrass;  to  insnare. 
 
  [The]  question  that  they  would  have  snarled  him 
  with  --Latimer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  snarl 
  n  1:  a  vicious  angry  growl 
  2:  an  angry  vicious  expression 
  3:  something  jumbled  or  confused  [syn:  {complication},  {tangle}] 
  v  1:  utter  in  an  angry,  sharp,  or  abrupt  tone;  `"No!,"  she 
  snapped';  "The  guard  snarled  at  us"  [syn:  {snap}] 
  2:  make  a  snarling  noise  or  move  with  a  snarling  noise; 
  "Bullets  snarled  past  us" 
  3:  twist  together  or  entwine  into  a  confusing  mass;  "The  child 
  entangled  the  cord"  [syn:  {entangle},  {tangle},  {mat}] 
  [ant:  {disentangle},  {disentangle}] 
  4:  make  more  complicated  or  confused  through  entanglements 
  [syn:  {snarl  up},  {embrangle}] 




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