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gnarly

(jargon)
/nar'lee/ Both obscure and hairy. "Yow! - the tuned assembler implementation of BitBlt is really gnarly!" From a similar but less specific usage in surfer slang.

gnarly

Pronounced "narlee," gnarly is a favorite word of high-tech enthusiasts to refer to something extreme, radical, perfection, over the top.
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It's a joy to ride a bike with suspension and it's far easier to tackle gnarly routes on the flat, uphill and downhill.
I don't think watching it on a screen captures the sheer hell, difficulty and the consequence of how gnarly that was.
Example of a game: Nearest to the gnarly number targeting 100
On joining the Gnarly Team, Daniel Woods said, “As an athlete, nutrition is a key element in aiding one's success.
1891 Victorian England was a pretty gnarly (tough) place," the actor told Entertainment Tonight.
The dream-team pairing of Robert De Niro and Al Pacino are back as cynical, gnarly cops on the track of a killer they quite admire.
To celebrate the new services, Pacific Blue is launching the "Gnarly Bali" sale on these fares, which are available for purchase until 26 September for travel from 1 December to 14 December 2008 and from 1 February to 31 March 2009.
Color Wave markers come in eight colors including Hang Ten Red, Blue Wave, Pipeline Green, Sun Ray Yellow, Coral Orange, Gnarly Purple, Sandy Brown and Black Shades--all in a reusable plastic storage box.
This isn't what John the Baptist had in mind when he dispensed advice to those who came to him with that gnarly question: "What should we do?" They too were preparing the way of the Lord, and they wanted to get their whole lives in order for that event.
They performed some of the same tests for neurodegenerative disease that other researchers previously tried with brains of aged humans, sheep, goats, bears and wolverines (the gnarly animals, not the University of Michigan football team).
Then add some gnarly twigs--like the pod-laden phormium stalks shown above--from your garden or a craft or floral supply shop among the plants.
They end up in one "gnarly sitch" after another in this breathless adventure, which is full of action, swooping flights and fierce fights--a sure bet for the movies, along the lines of the X-Men.