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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clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
incipient - beginning; in an early stage
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
implacable - incapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy
rile - irritate; vex; muddy
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
gaffe - social blunder
suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation