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  • n. Plural form of gnarl.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of gnarl.


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  • Perhaps no tissue in the human body is more radiation sensitive than the "gnarls" cells of the developing and mature ovarian follicles in human female ovaries.

    Microwave Technology: An End to the Human Race

  • As I looked at the leaves and branches and gnarls, it came to me with distressing vividness that I had seen that same kind of tree many and countless times n my sleep.


  • The jazz riffs on Jackson, Ray Charles's old playground, were gnarls and mutters in dreams as the squarejohns slept on.

    Dry Rot

  • The old willow's knotted gnarls and stumps, like so many hands, palpated all over Miss Maszkeradi's steel-spring body.

    A Different Stripe:

  • Once past the outer ear, the creature gnarls past the eardrum, ultimately reaching the brain, where it begins to feed; a most extremely ghastly, excruciating way to die.

    The earwig and soldier suicide

  • March 30th, 2006 at 10:38 pm i have heard of gnarls barkley huuuuge in the UK for the past 2 months or so. i think “crazy” is the only single released at the moment. good stuff.

    Steak Sauce | YepYep - Your Daily Waste Of Time

  • His feet curled inward while the large gnarls tipped him unsteadily forward and back.

    The Last Chance Dog

  • Western pine is cleaner, fewer gnarls, less character.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • On the windowsills above Stephanie's kitchen sink is her bottled vinegar collection-elaborately crocked solutions stuffed with sprigs of tarragon, gnarls of rosemary, and fusillades of peppercorns-small, delicious, self-contained but dead ecosystems.

    Shampoo Planet

  • Rune, leaning forward, studying his face, the lines and gnarls.

    Manhattan Is My Beat


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