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  • adjective comparative form of gnarly: more gnarly


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  • Ski Team were not eager to add "gnarlier" to the Olympic motto of "Swifter, Higher, Stronger." - Snowboarding's top guy prepping for Torino 2006

  • Work-for-hire and corporate ownership are gnarlier issues, perhaps.

    Archive 2009-02-01 Hal Duncan 2009

  • Work-for-hire and corporate ownership are gnarlier issues, perhaps.

    Creative Control - Part 2 Hal Duncan 2009

  • Dead Man's Chest had gnarlier villains, more unexpected plot twists & turns, & a HOLY ____ ending!!

    Johnny Depp Cast in Burton’s Alice, The Lone Ranger and Pirates of the Caribbean 4 | /Film 2008

  • The scene got darker and gnarlier, the poets pushed out by the poseurs.

    Spit Tricks: James Wolcott Wolcott, James, 1952- 2009

  • Is there any gnarlier look -- excepting maybe the classic Celtics uni, now also hopelessly compromised by a big sneaker company -- than UNC's classic "Carolina" fronts?

    secondary brake 2008

  • In Chicago, for instance, one morning haunt is the restaurant at the Four Seasons, while Silicon Valley venture capitalists go for the gnarlier Buck's to discuss business over $8 pancakes.

    The Best Power Breakfasts 2007

  • But as long as SL is tripping over issues like laggy performance on high-end machines, easy database hacks, easy URL hacks, and the dangers of self-replicating party hats, what this tells me is they haven't even begun to resolve the much gnarlier problems associated with open-sourced, distributed-host, persistent shared 3D environments.

    Second Life 2006

  • They were good-hearted people who vanquished the gnarlier elements of their party, the paranoid Roosevelt-haters, the flat Earthers and Prohibitionists, the antipapist antiforeigner element.

    Once Upon a Time in America 2005

  • So, as extreme skiing and rogue backcountry experiences have become more popular in the last 15 years, many snow sports enthusiasts who wanted to be surprised, even scared, drove past Bretton Woods on the way to New Hampshire's gnarlier options.

    NYT > Home Page By BILL PENNINGTON 2011


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