from The Century Dictionary.

  • Full of knurs or knots; gnarly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Full of knots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Full of knots.


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  • The best use of the poplar, and _abele_ (which are all of them hospitable trees, for any thing thrives under their shades) is for walks and avenues about grounds which are situated low, and near the water, till coming to be very old, they are apt to grow knurry, and out of proportion.

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees


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