Gnar (?), n. [OE. knarre, gnarre, akin to OD. knor, G. knorren. Cf. Knar, Knur, Gnarl.]

A knot or gnarl in wood; hence, a tough, thickset man; -- written also gnarr.

[Archaic]

He was . . . a thick gnarre. Chaucer.

 

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Gnar (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarred (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarring.] [See Gnarl.]

To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; -- written also gnarr.

[Archaic]

At them he gan to rear his bristles strong, And felly gnarre. Spenser.

A thousand wants Gnarr at the heels of men. Tennison.

 

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