rough (part of speech: adjective)
roughened (part of speech: verb)
- Jim scratched his sandy head and looked at his comrade, a little gnarled fellow, like the bleached root of a tree. - "The Mysterious Rider", Zane Grey.
- The old lake house flung down uncouth shadows on one hand, a gnarled oak pushed its gaunt limbs far over the waters on the other. - "Norston's Rest", Ann S. Stephens.
- He passed with great caution the door of the gnarled woman, and finally stopped outside his home and listened. - "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets", Stephen Crane.