On the east side a strange section of gray lava and ash is gnawn into caves.
Nor could they find a bundle in a handkerchief, which they would have gnawn through speedily.
Neither shrink thou at the gnawn tables that await thee; the fates will find a way, and Apollo aid thy call.
Old English gnagan (past tense *gnog, past participle gnagan) "to gnaw," a common Germanic word (cf. Old Saxon gnagan, Old Norse, Swedish gnaga, Middle Dutch, Dutch knagen, Old High German gnagan, German nagen "to gnaw"), probably imitative of gnawing. Related: Gnawed; gnawing.