Sentences Containing 'gnarled'
You see some innocent fair shoots preparing to burst from his gnarled rind and try another year's life, tender and fresh as the youngest plant.
Every scratch in the scheme was a gnarled oak in the forest of difficulty, and I went on cutting them down, one after another, with such vigour, that in three or four months I was in a condition to make an experiment on one of our crack speakers in the Commons.
He ate in the same open air; that is, his two only meals,--breakfast and dinner: supper he never touched; nor reaped his beard; which darkly grew all gnarled, as unearthed roots of trees blown over, which still grow idly on at naked base, though perished in the upper verdure.
Tied up and twisted; gnarled and knotted with wrinkles; haggardly firm and unyielding; his eyes glowing like coals, that still glow in the ashes of ruin; untottering Ahab stood forth in the clearness of the morn; lifting his splintered helmet of a brow to the fair girl's forehead of heaven.
For years Sims had battled a variety of ailments including severe arthritis that left him with gnarled digits and painful joints.
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More Vocab Wordsdemagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
practicable - feasible
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
carnal - fleshly; sensual; concerning the desires of the body
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate