Gnarled sentence example

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  • He tried to move laterally, away to his right, but the gnarled branches of a now-dead bush blocked his path.
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  • Shipton had used a gnarled cedar, years dead, as an anchor for his line.
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  • 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.
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  • At night he plays the washboard with his gnarled fingers.
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  • Neither gnarled fingers nor old scars nor old doubts and sorrows were any of them in evidence now.
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  • Lightning stabbed a single brilliant gnarled finger at the earth.
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  • A structure akin to cleavage, often exemplified by slates especially when they have been somewhat contorted or gnarled, is the Ausweichungsclivage of Albert Heim.
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  • The scrub which covers the low veld consists mainly of gnarled stunted thorns with flattened umbrella shaped crowns, most of the species belonging to the suborder mimoseae.
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  • Toward the Arctic circle, the timber becomes, of course, sparse, low, gnarled and distorted.
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  • It whistled among the bare branches of the gnarled oaks in Nant-y-Garth and it sighed wearily around the herdsman's lonely cottage.
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  • Imagine the events and people that have passed by its twisted and gnarled trunk during the centuries!
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  • Where it is hard and jointed, weathering into large quadrangular blocks, the hills are more especially distinguished for the gnarled bossy character of their declivities, as may be seen in Ben Ledi and the heights to the north-east of it.
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  • A log home nestled in the Rocky mountains of Colorado might have living room furniture made out of rustic, gnarled, burl wood.
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  • They come back every couple of days, Mrs. Watson said and indicated the living room window with one gnarled hand.
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  • Many different kinds of weird and wonderful beetles and other invertebrates may live in the cracks in gnarled and fissured old bark.
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  • Imagine the events and people that have passed by its twisted and gnarled trunk during the centuries !
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  • Robur than any other species, forming a thick trunk with spreading base and, when growing in glades or other open places, huge spreading boughs, less twisted and gnarled than those of the English oak, and covered with a whitish bark that gives a marked character to the tree.
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  • While no one was in sight, Dean recognized the line, wrapped around a gnarled cedar, as the same color that had been stored at Bird Song.
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  • The force of the blast bursts the trunk apart, often leaving a hollow bole and gnarled and withered trunks.
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  • Founding himself to some extent on the traditional motives, Diirer conceived and carried out a set of designs in which the qualities of the German late Gothic style, its rugged strength and restless vehemence, its love of gnarled forms, writhing actions and agitated lines, are fused by the fire of the young master's spirit into vital combination with something of the majestic power and classic severity which he had seen and admired in the works of Mantegna.
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  • Pete joined them, waving a gnarled hand to indicate his companion.
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  • Does this gnarled old Muscovy duck bare a resemblance to a certain narrowboat navigator?
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  • However, some of the fields show past use as cider orchards by the presence of gnarled Somerset varieties of apple trees.
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  • When standing in dense woods the trees are rather straight and formal in early growth, especially the sessile-fruited kinds, and the gnarled character traditionally assigned to the oak applies chiefly to its advanced age.
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  • Pete passed them on the way to his wagon and pointed a gnarled finger at her.
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  • A thousand mountain torrents have scooped out for themselves picturesque ravines, clothed with an ever-fresh verdure of prickly thorns, stunted gnarled shrubs, and here and there a noble forest tree.
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  • With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees.
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  • The old material is yellow, brown or red; and its wavy surface often shows layers like the gnarled grain of costly woods.
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  • Among the many varieties of trees and plants found are the date palm, mimosa, wild olive, giant sycamores, junipers and laurels, the myrrh and other gum trees (gnarled and stunted, these flourish most on the eastern foothills), a magnificent pine (the Natal yellow pine, which resists the attacks of the white ant), the fig, orange, lime, pomegranate, peach, apricot, banana and other fruit trees; the grape vine (rare), blackberry and raspberry; the cotton and indigo plants, and occasionally the sugar cane.
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