Something twisted and tight and swollen:
— The old man's fists were two great gnarls.
Polish: knot, w., węzeł
Twist into a state of deformity.
Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough. ... show more
Make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath.
Dutch: morren, murmureren
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