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gargoyle +‎ -ish


gargoylish (comparative more gargoylish, superlative most gargoylish)

  1. Resembling or characteristic of a gargoyle.
    • 1933, Barnaby Ross, Drury Lane's Last Case, republished, March 1946, as by Ellery Queen, Little, Brown, page 45:
      [] out popped the gargoylish head of a bulb-nosed old man.
    • 1996, Daniel Quinn, The Story of B, Bantam (1997), →ISBN, page 56:
      B's gargoylish face twisted into a scowl that seemed half-serious, half-humorous.
    • 2010, Matt Cardin, "The New Pauline Corpus", in Cthulhu's Reign (ed. Darrell Schweitzer), DAW Books (2010), →ISBN, unnumbered page:
      I turn my eyes skyward and see the gargoylish figures still commanding the open air between the coiling columns of smoke.