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snarl

a knot in wood
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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.
Heavy rains lashed several parts of Tamil Nadu, including Chennai, leading to water-logging and traffic snarls.
Summary: The incident caused heavy delays and snarls along the street
A Gurgaon police spokesperson accused the Huda and expressway operator for not maintaining the road and also for the ensuing traffic snarls on the expressway.
There are a lot of traffic snarls here," said Ram Nath, a resident.
VAN NUYS -- Car crashes, flat tires and traffic snarls can turn Winnie Rachal's bus commute to her West Los Angeles job into a stressful trip that often leaves her late for work.
Sometimes the connection between celebrant and source material is too esoteric to discern without a cheat sheet--live snarls help construct the paean to Strangers on a Train author Patricia Highsmith--but the results are compelling regardless.
But no, the same attraction to perceptual snarls persists and transmogrifies, and I am instead struck by the courage of the risk taken--of courting the lovely and the lyrical with no easy beautiful-print formulas to hold onto.
Caninus is more of the same, a little slower and dirgier, but with Budgie and Basil (two pit bulls) filling out the "vocal" duties with snarls, barks and growls.
The pastoral progressiveness of Vermont gives way to the vibrant wildness of the Adirondacks, a region that snarls and resists the neat, suburban landscapes that surround it.
The pressure certainly starts getting to the soap stud in this week's Coronation Street as he snarls at the scheming temptress to keep her mouth shut -or he'll sort her out.
Before you answer, consider the upside--no traffic snarls, no tolls, and an opportunity to lord your fitness over your co-workers.