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 for Gnarl
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gnarl \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.
     [1913 Webster]
           And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gnarl \Gnarl\, n. [See Gnar, n.]
     a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with
     twisted grain, on a tree.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: something twisted and tight and swollen; "their muscles
           stood out in knots"; "the old man's fists were two great
           gnarls"; "his stomach was in knots" [syn: knot, gnarl]
      v 1: twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this
           old tree"
      2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
         grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,
         grumble, croak, gnarl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  116 Moby Thesaurus words for "gnarl":
     anamorphism, anamorphosis, asymmetry, bend, bilge, blain, bleb,
     blister, blob, boss, bow, bubble, buckle, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump,
     bunch, burl, button, cahot, chine, clump, coarsen, color, condyle,
     contort, contortion, convex, crook, crookedness, crumple,
     detorsion, deviation, disproportion, distort, distortion, dowel,
     ear, flange, flap, flush, frown, gall, glare, glower, granulate,
     growl, grumble, handle, hill, hiss, horripilate, hump, hunch,
     imbalance, irregularity, jog, joggle, knob, knot, knur, knurl, lip,
     look daggers, loop, lopsidedness, lower, lump, mantle, mole,
     mountain, nevus, nub, nubbin, nubble, papilloma, peg, pimple,
     quirk, redden, rib, ridge, ring, rough, rough up, roughen, scowl,
     screw, shoulder, snap, snarl, spine, spit, spring, stud, style,
     tab, torsion, tortuosity, tubercle, tubercule, turn, turn awry,
     twist, unsymmetry, verruca, vesicle, wale, warp, wart, welt,
     wrench, wrest, wring, writhe

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