Part of speech: adjective

Knotty; distorted. gnarl'y.

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Usage examples "gnarled":

  1. Attorneys, counsellors, idle spectators, gazed in the direction in which Mr. Justice Harbottle had shaken his gnarled old hand. - "Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle", Joseph Sheridan LeFanu.
  2. It's fingers were gnarled, and hooked like a bird's claw, and on the little finger a ruby flashed in the morning sunlight- not a large ruby, but of the purest pigeon's- blood shade, and in any case a stone of price. - "The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  3. Was this man a friend, a companion- even an accomplice of the thin- faced, frost- gnarled Thayer- and had his simple statement been an effort to take Barry off his guard? - "The White Desert", Courtney Ryley Cooper.