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 ?
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
On the trees are only a few gnarled apples that the pickers have rejected.
As they neared them they saw that in falling the trees had lifted with their roots a large mass of earth and imbedded rocks that had clung to the twisted and gnarled fibers.
Among the topmost leaves, which scantily concealed the gnarled and stunted limbs, a savage was nestled, partly concealed by the trunk of the tree, and partly exposed, as though looking down upon them to ascertain the effect produced by his treacherous aim.
Its limbs were gnarled and fantastic, large enough to form trunks for ordinary trees, twisting down almost to the earth, and rising again into the air.
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.
Ben Weatherstaff put his gnarled hand up and passed it over his eyes and over his forehead and then he did answer in a queer shaky voice.
Every scratch in the scheme was a gnarled oak in the forest of difficulty, and I went on cutting them down, one after another, with such vigour, that in three or four months I was in a condition to make an experiment on one of our crack speakers in the Commons.
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.
Hundreds of broad-headed, short-stemmed, wide-branched oaks, which had witnessed perhaps the stately march of the Roman soldiery, flung their gnarled arms over a thick carpet of the most delicious green sward; in some places they were intermingled with beeches, hollies, and copsewood of various descriptions, so closely as totally to intercept the level beams of the sinking sun; in others they receded from each other, forming those long sweeping vistas, in the intricacy of which the eye delights to lose itself, while imagination considers them as the paths to yet wilder scenes of silvan solitude.
Then Robin laughed outright, and sat him down upon the gnarled root of a tree, to finish his merriment.
He must be awfully old, for his face is gnarled and twisted like the bark of a tree.