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English definition of “gnarled”

gnarled

adjective     /nɑːld/ US  /nɑːrld/
rough and twisted , especially because of old age or no protection from bad weather : a gnarled tree trunk The old man drew a long gnarled finger across his throat .Rough, irregular and uneven
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