Gnarl (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarling.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.]

To growl; to snarl.

And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first. Shak.


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Gnarl, n. [See Gnar, n.]

a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.


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