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snarl

a knot in wood
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On every side, wherever the live coals had fallen, the snow was sizzling, and every little while a retiring wolf, with wild leap and snort and snarl, announced that one such live coal had been stepped upon.
"You ain't got me yet!" he cried, savagely shaking his fist at the hungry beasts; and at the sound of his voice the whole circle was agitated, there was a general snarl, and the she-wolf slid up close to him across the snow and watched him with hungry wistfulness.
With an ugly snarl he closed upon his defenseless victim, but ere his fangs had reached the throat they thirsted for, there was a sharp report and a bullet entered the ape's back between his shoulders.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 6 (ANI): Heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi-NCR region on Tuesday causing waterlogging and traffic snarls on major intersections of the region.
Summary: The measure was adopted to reduce traffic snarls.
The encroachments are a major cause in the smooth flow of traffic, he said and adding that traffic police making all-out efforts to avoid traffic snarls on roads.
LAHORE -- Wardens on Monday failed to clear hours-long traffic snarls on several city roads as authorities closed a major portion of The Mall amid a sit-in by protesting health workers.
Dubai: Morning commuters on Sunday faced heavy delays and major traffic snarls due to a number of traffic accidents across UAE roads.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, leading to water-logging and traffic snarls. Several schools in Chennai closed early because of the rains.
CITING regular traffic snarls at the Sirhaul toll plaza on the Delhi- Gurgaon expressway, Gurgaon's district administration has directed the RTO to remove three toll booths for the safe passage of commuters.
When you snarl, the world often snarls back, so I'm glad you want to shake off the grumpiness and find your best self again.
Her choices are: "to capture a crocodile and make his skin into a royal leather chair, to hush the howling nasty dragon Snarls in the Forest of Doom, or to eat a roomful of raw onions(p.13)." The princess eliminates both onions and crocodile and decides upon the quest to hush Snarls, the nasty dragon in the Forest of Doom.