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Gnarl vs. Burl

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Gnarlnoun

A knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.

Burlnoun

A tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner.

Gnarlnoun

Something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs.

Burlnoun

Wood of a mottled veneer, usually cut from such a growth.

Gnarlverb

(transitive) To knot or twist something.

Burlnoun

A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

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Gnarlverb

(intransitive) To snarl or growl; to gnar.

Burlverb

To remove the knots in cloth.

Gnarladjective

Gnarled, knotty, twisted.

Burlverb

To dress or finish up (cloth); to pick knots, burs, loose threads, etc., from, as in finishing cloth.

Gnarlverb

To growl; to snarl.

‘And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.’;

Burlnoun

A knot or lump in thread or cloth.

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Gnarlnoun

a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.

Burlnoun

An overgrown knot, or an excrescence, on a tree; also, veneer made from such excrescences.

Gnarlnoun

something twisted and tight and swollen;

‘their muscles stood out in knots’; ‘the old man's fists were two great gnarls’; ‘his stomach was in knots’;

Burlnoun

the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer

Gnarlverb

twist into a state of deformity;

‘The wind has gnarled this old tree’;

Burlnoun

a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree

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Gnarlverb

make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath;

‘she grumbles when she feels overworked’;

Burlnoun

soft lump or unevenness in a yarn; either an imperfection or created by design

Burlverb

remove the burls from cloth

Burl

A burl (American English) or burr (British English) is a tree growth in which the grain has grown in a deformed manner. It is commonly found in the form of a rounded outgrowth on a tree trunk or branch that is filled with small knots from dormant buds.

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