gnarled gnarled  /ˈnɑrld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Visually, too, the movie is in love with Barcelona, its gnarled Gaudi buildings, and with the countryside of Ovieto, a hundred shades of glorious earth tones.
  2. The story line is also plenty gnarled, in a fashion familiar to admirers of Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill.
  3. Only a few lonely cars were heading west Sunday morning beneath a canopy of gnarled oaks along Scenic Highway 90 in coastal Mississippi.

News

  1. Roadster resurrected: Man spends 20 years rebuilding pre-Depression luxury vehicle

    Charles Aron knew he was in for a nearly impossible project when he hauled the rusted, gnarled mass of metal out of his father's horse pasture in 1990.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Great Falls Tribune

  2. Black Forest evacuees, victims get first glance at fire's destruction

    The only thing Steve Boone could pull from the ash was a scorched hammer. It had been three days since he fled his home, and less than 24 hours since he saw the first photos of his crumbling foundation and gnarled deck railings.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Largest paraclimbing competition in US history at Vail GoPro Games

    Philippe Ribiere rubbed chalk on his gnarled hands and spread himself across tiny holds on the climbing wall.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "It's embarrassing, really," Richards, 62, says in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine. "I was sitting on this gnarled shrub about six feet off the ground. I was wet - I'd been swimming. I hit the ground the wrong way, my head hit...
    on Oct 4, 2006 By: Keith Richards Source: MSNBC

  2. "I made my best swing I made all week on 15," said Woods. "I couldn't believe I hit it that far, and then when I got back over there, it was kind of a gnarled lie, into the grain."
    on Jun 22, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: FOXSports.com

  3. "The mystery is why Dale and Jeff never became bitter rivals because they were made to be," Wheeler said. "Gordon was the young whippersnapper trying to take the gnarled veteran's place. That usually causes the sparks to fly. That ranks as...
    on May 23, 2007 By: Humpy Wheeler Source: ThatsRacin.com

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