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 Wordsmundane - worldly as opposed to spiritual; everyday; of the ordinary; Ex. mundane existence; CF. world
plenary - (of power) complete; full; fully attended by all qualified members; Ex. plenary power
grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
edifice - building (of imposing size)
decapitate - behead
fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
bombastic - pompous; using inflated language
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment