gnarled


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gnarled

 (närld)
adj.
1. Having gnarls; knotty or misshapen: gnarled branches.
2. Rugged and roughened, as from old age or work: the gnarled hands of a carpenter.

[Probably variant of knarled, from knarl, tangle, knot, alteration of Middle English knarre, knot in wood; see knar.]

gnarled

(nɑːld)
adj
1. (Botany) having gnarls
2. (esp of hands) rough, twisted, and weather-beaten in appearance
3. perverse or ill-tempered

gnarled

(nɑrld)

adj.
1. (of trees) full of or covered with gnarls; bent; twisted.
2. having a rugged, weather-beaten appearance.
3. crabby; cantankerous.
[1595–1605; variant of knurled]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gnarled - used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots; "gnarled and knotted hands"; "a knobbed stick"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"

gnarled

adjective
1. twisted, knotted, contorted, knotty, knurled a garden full of ancient gnarled trees
2. wrinkled, rough, rugged, leathery an old man with gnarled hands
Translations
مُعَقَّد، كثير العُقَد
pokřivenýzkroucený
kroget
kræklóttur
gumbuotas
grumbuļainsmezglainszarains

gnarled

[nɑːld] ADJ [wood, hands] → nudoso

gnarled

[ˈnɑːrld] adj
[tree] → noueux/euse
[person] → ratatiné(e); [hands] → noueux/euse

gnarled

adj tree, roots, branch, trunkknorrig; hands, fingersknotig; personverhutzelt; (= bent)krumm

gnarled

[nɑːld] adjnodoso/a

gnarled

(naːld) adjective
(of trees, branches etc) twisted.
References in classic literature ?
The old woman was a gnarled and leathery personage who could don, at will, an expression of great virtue.
On the trees are only a few gnarled apples that the pickers have rejected.
There were fifty frightful men with hairy bodies and gnarled and crooked legs.
Below them, as they mounted, they glimpsed great gnarled trunks and branches of ancient trees, and above them were similar great gnarled branches.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
His father was a spare old man, his hands gnarled after the work of a lifetime, silent and upright; in the evening he read the paper aloud, while his wife and daughter (now married to the captain of a fishing smack), unwilling to lose a moment, bent over their sewing.
The coachman, a hard-faced, gnarled little fellow, saluted Sir Henry Baskerville, and in a few minutes we were flying swiftly down the broad, white road.
He ate in the same open air; that is, his two only meals, -- breakfast and dinner: supper he never touched; nor reaped his beard; which darkly grew all gnarled, as unearthed roots of trees blown over, which still grow idly on at naked base, though perished in the upper verdure.
Old and gnarled it may be, and yet you don't cut down the old fellow to make room for the flowerbeds, but lay out your beds so as to take advantage of the tree.
he don't really expect a cent, but then he learned to say that before he learned to say mother, and now he can not break himself of it; next you meet a woman with a black veil drawn closely over her face, and her bust exposed; finally, you come to several sore-eyed children and children in all stages of mutilation and decay; and sitting humbly in the dust, and all fringed with filthy rags, is a poor devil whose arms and legs are gnarled and twisted like grape-vines.
On one such patch he stopped, gathered a bunch of moss in his big gnarled hands, and ripped it out by the roots.