Knurly
Knurly Knurl"y (n[^u]rl"[y^]), [Compar. {Knurlier} (n[^u]rl"[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Knurliest}.] [See {Knur}, and cf. {Gnarly}.] Full of knots; hard; tough; hence, capable of enduring or resisting much. [1913 Webster]

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  • knurly — [nʉrl′ē] adj. knurlier, knurliest full of knurls, as wood; gnarled …   English World dictionary

  • knurly — adjective see knurl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knurly — /nerr lee/, adj., knurlier, knurliest. having knurls or knots; gnarled. [1595 1605; KNURL + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • knurly — adjective Gnarled or knotty. Hard and misshapen …   Wiktionary

  • knurly — adj. gnarly, full of knots; gnarled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knurly — a. Knotty, knotted, gnarled …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • knurly — knurl•y [[t]ˈnɜr li[/t]] adj. knurl•i•er, knurl•i•est having knurls or knots; gnarled • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • knurly — /ˈnɜli/ (say nerlee) adjective (knurlier, knurliest) having knurls or knots; gnarled …   Australian English dictionary

  • knurly — ərlē, ə̄l , əil , li adjective (often er/ est) Etymology: knurl (I) + y 1. : gnarly 2. : dwarfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knurlier — Knurly Knurl y (n[^u]rl [y^]), [Compar. {Knurlier} (n[^u]rl [i^]*[ e]r); superl. {Knurliest}.] [See {Knur}, and cf. {Gnarly}.] Full of knots; hard; tough; hence, capable of enduring or resisting much. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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