Origin of gnarled
verb (used with object)
Origin of gnarl1
verb (used without object)
Origin of gnarl2
Examples from the Web for gnarled
I was taken into one by Maurice, a gnarled old Vietnam vet in a wooly hat.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hard-caught game gets something feral and gnarled—Côte-Rôtie or a leathery Hermitage.
The knots were so plentiful that the thread stood up like a gnarled flagpole.
The young who are not gnarled and knocked around by the old fights are tired of the overtones of special pleading.Will Secretary of State Be Enough for Hillary’s Army?|Tina Brown|November 18, 2008|DAILY BEAST
At the rounded summit is a gnarled and wind-blown Jeffrey pine—probably the most photographed tree in the park.Guide to Yosemite|Ansel Hall
The gnarled fingers of Oswald were searching among the strings of his harp, but only discords answered his touches.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
While some had normal size and form, many of them were below size, gnarled, cracked or undeveloped and abnormal.
“God will bless you,” was all she could say, as she wrung the hard, gnarled hand of the honest pioneer.In the Whirl of the Rising|Bertram Mitford
A few detached trees come half-way down the valley bank to meet the gnarled, moss-grown Thorns and the silver-green Junipers.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll