(||Glyp`to*the"ca) n. [NL., fr. Gr. carved + case, box.] A building or room devoted to works of sculpture.

(Glys"ter) n. (Med.) Same as Clyster.

(Gmel"in*ite) n. [Named after the German chemist Gmelin.] (Min.) A rhombohedral zeolitic mineral, related in form and composition to chabazite.

(||Gna*pha"li*um) n. [Nl., from Gr. wool of the teasel.] (Bot.) A genus of composite plants with white or colored dry and persistent involucres; a kind of everlasting.

(Gnar) n. [OE. knarre, gnarre, akin to OD. knor, G. knorren. Cf. Knar, Knur, Gnarl.] A knot or gnarl in wood; hence, a tough, thickset man; — written also gnarr. [Archaic]

He was . . . a thick gnarre.

(Gnar) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarring.] [See Gnarl.] To gnarl; to snarl; to growl; — written also gnarr. [Archaic]

At them he gan to rear his bristles strong,
And felly gnarre.

A thousand wants
Gnarr at the heels of men.

(Gnarl) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gnarled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gnarling.] [From older gnar, prob. of imitative origin; cf. G. knarren, knurren. D. knorren, Sw. knorra, Dan. knurre.] To growl; to snarl.

And wolves are gnarling who shall gnaw thee first.

(Gnarl), n. [See Gnar, n.] a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.

(Gnarled) a. Knotty; full of knots or gnarls; twisted; crossgrained.

The unwedgeable and gnarléd oak.

(Gnarl"y) a. Full of knots; knotty; twisted; crossgrained.

(Gnash) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gnashed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Gnashing.] [OE. gnasten, gnaisten, cf. Icel. gnastan a gnashing, gnsta to gnash, Dan. knaske, Sw. gnissla, D. knarsen, G. knirschen.] To strike together, as in anger or pain; as, to gnash the teeth.

(Gnash), v. i. To grind or strike the teeth together.

There they him laid,
Gnashing for anguish, and despite, and shame.

(Gnash"ing*ly), adv. With gnashing.

(Gnat) n. [AS. gnæt.]

1. (Zoöl.) A blood-sucking dipterous fly, of the genus Culex, undergoing a metamorphosis in water. The females have a proboscis armed with needlelike organs for penetrating the skin of animals. These are wanting in the males. In America they are generally called mosquitoes. See Mosquito.

2. Any fly resembling a Culex in form or habits; esp., in America, a small biting fly of the genus Simulium and allies, as the buffalo gnat, the black fly, etc.

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