gnarled


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Synonyms for gnarled

twisted

Synonyms for gnarled

used of old persons or old trees

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Once, when a lady had dropped her purse on the sidewalk, the gnarled woman had grabbed it and smuggled it with great dexterity beneath her cloak.
He passed with great caution the door of the gnarled woman, and finally stopped outside his home and listened.
From these and their degraded slaves and a later intermixture of the blood of the anthropoids sprung the gnarled men of Opar; but by some queer freak of fate, aided by natural selection, the old Atlantean strain had remained pure and undegraded in the females descended from a single princess of the royal house of Atlantis who had been in Opar at the time of the great catastrophe.
Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors.
Gnarled and twisted trees spring from the old walls every where, and beautify and overshadow the gray battlements with a wild luxuriance of foliage.
And sons and daughters of his flesh and of the law needs must go with him fulsomely eating out of the gnarled old hand that had half a million to disburse.
As they neared them they saw that in falling the trees had lifted with their roots a large mass of earth and imbedded rocks that had clung to the twisted and gnarled fibers.
Then Robin laughed outright, and sat him down upon the gnarled root of a tree, to finish his merriment.
All the rocks had the shapes of frightful beings and even the tree trunks were gnarled and twisted like serpents.
Past a dour plantation of gnarled spruces and a maple-fringed, sun-warm valley they found the "something" Gilbert was looking for.
I have visions of all these pensioners, 84 and over, with gnarled hands from arthritis and queues miles long.
The old man has gnarled, enormous hands that drip wax.
I've spied my first winter flowering cherry breaking out on gnarled stems.
They've been in about 12 years, so they're gnarled and lacking the branches they once had.
In the shade of Miss Hattie and Miss Mattie's old oak tree, the temperature dropped ten degrees on a hot summer day, and the gnarled roots contained wonderful hidey-holes.