from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Archaic A knot or burl on a tree or in wood.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To growl. See
- noun A knot on a tree.
- noun A rock; a cliff.
- noun A short stout man.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete See
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- noun A
knotor burlin a tree; a knurl, a gnarl.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Middle English knarre, probably from Old English *cnear or from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German knorre.]
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Middle English knar (14th century, original sense “a stone”), from which also knurl (diminutive suffix) and later gnarl (variant). Before Middle English, origin is Unknown.
The new tunes could be heralded as the best yet to come, with one surfer Beach Boys nod that read like a cowboy shredding the knar.