Gnarl v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarled p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarling.] To growl; to snarl.
And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first. --Shak.
Gnarl, n. a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
n : 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]
v 1: twist into a state of deformity; "The wind has gnarled this
2: make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath; "she
grumbles when she feels overworked" [syn: murmur, mutter,