Verb(1) twist into a state of deformity(2) make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
Adjective(1) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots
(1) The disciples have gnarled hands, rough faces with the grime and sweat of an arduous day at their fishing nets.(2) Donovan reached out and grasped the old woman's gnarled hand.(3) A gnarled old man is standing on the terracotta balcony of his home.(4) She held out her gnarled hands, as twisted and brown as the galls of a walnut tree.(5) She placated him, smoothing down his shoulder length hair with her rough and gnarled hands.(6) The legs were gnarled and twisted, the left one bent at a crazy angle making the beast tip to one side slightly.(7) There was a picture in the paper I was reading of an old black woman, gnarled as an olive tree.(8) The wind howled in an unearthly never-ending scream, whistling through the gnarled , twisted trees.(9) Imagine feeling a little bored while you're sketching a gnarled old boot in your art class.(10) I followed them for at least a dozen meters before they ended at the foot of a gnarled old oak, the massive boughs wearing snow and ice.(11) He can make a haunting face peer from the gnarled old trunk of a great oak or fashion an oversized stag beetle from a lime tree.(12) They were old, and they were tall, crooked and gnarled from weather and from time.(13) The gnarled brown trees twisted into the earth and entwined each other in thick embraces.(14) The rough surface and the gnarled features have become the distinctive marks of his works.(15) The old gnarled trees of the forest grew up to the edge of another bank, their roots jutting out into the deep water.(16) Renowned for its longevity, a gnarled , twisted olive tree can bear fruit for several hundred years.
(1) gnarl :: knoest
1. knobbly ::
2. knotty ::
3. knotted ::
4. gnarly ::
5. lumpy ::
6. bumpy ::
7. nodular ::
8. twisted ::
9. bent ::
10. crooked ::
13. croak ::
14. mutter ::
15. grumble ::
16. murmur ::
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More repugnant than
your GNARLED fingers on that girl's thighs?
Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 2
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