a. twisted; knotty; made rough by age or hard work
The gnarled oak tree had been a landmark for years and was mentioned in several deeds.
Sentence in Classic:
It was already the beginning of June when on his return journey he drove into the birch forest where the gnarled old oak had made so strange and memorable an impression on him.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As soon as she was beneath the gnarled arms of the cedars, she knew she was safe from observation from the house and she slowed her swift pace.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
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.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
Among the topmost leaves, which scantily concealed the gnarled and stunted limbs, a savage was nestled, partly concealed by the trunk of the tree, and partly exposed, as though looking down upon them to ascertain the effect produced by his treacherous aim.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Ben Weatherstaff put his gnarled hand up and passed it over his eyes and over his forehead and then he did answer in a queer shaky voice.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
Great dismantled trunks of pines tower above the green cottonfields, cracking their naked gnarled fingers toward the border of living forest beyond.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Gnarled olive trees covered the hills with their dusky foliage, fruit hung golden in the orchard, and great scarlet anemones fringed the roadside, while beyond green slopes and craggy heights, the Maritime Alps rose sharp and white against the blue Italian sky.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context