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gnarl (plural gnarls)
- A knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
- Something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs.
knot in wood
math: average of the square of curl
- (intransitive) To snarl or growl; to gnar.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene i]:
- And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.