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  • adj. Alternative form of gnarled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Knotted. See gnarled.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See gnarled.


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  • So look out for these signs, leaning like an old village codger pointing out the way with a knarled stick.

    Pointing to The Past

  • Thanks for letting a bunch of knarled old shooters participate in the naming of your fine dog.

    My Dog's Name Is...

  • He looks up at me, grasping his walker with knarled blue-printed hands and I nod.

    blog: January 2009

  • Why don't you take your knarled lefty grudges somewhere more fitting, like the pages of the Guardian.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • "Why is that man lying down on the sidewalk?" my three-year old asks, honing in on a young man with a long knarled beard and ripped jacket cuffs,"He got no job?"

    blog: Downtown East Side

  • Through golden thickets of wild mustard they passed, coming, when he least expected it, upon glimpses of the summer sea framed between the branches of knarled old oak trees.

    Their Mariposa Legend; a romance of Santa Catalina

  • Then again we were in the argan forest -- the last of it, and the best: beautiful trees, with their knarled, twisted branches.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • From its long recubation, it had become divested of its bark, foliage, and smaller branches; leaving only its knarled trunk and concomitant adjuncts, its crural like limbs.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • The old shattered and knarled elm alone remained to keep alive the legend of this evil compact.

    From John O'Groats to Land's End

  • But the two bungling fore-paws moved upwards, shaking like a machine, and out of a slit in the hide came two white hands that lifted to one side the brown knarled mask of the crocodile.

    The Dragon of Wantley His Tale


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