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  • Dykstra's face ( "gargoylish," says Roger Angell of The New Yorker) is full of menace and Red Man tobacco, his body language radiates bravado.

    The Phillies' Mr. Start-Me-Up

  • I still remember some of the more ‘gargoylish’ of them.

    journey to the end of my patience

  • The faces around her seemed gargoylish, oozing sin, selfishness, cruelty.

    Enemy Within

  • The faces around her seemed gargoylish, oozing sin, selfishness, cruelty.

    Enemy Within

  • The faces around her seemed gargoylish, oozing sin, selfishness, cruelty.

    Enemy Within

  • It flooded back into the faces of the melancholy refugees huddled within its sheer stone walls, reanimated the arms and armor of its defenders, and struck with unwholesome spots of mottled brown and green the gargoylish faces of those who besieged it.

    Kingdoms of Light

  • That the gargoylish head was fully aware of them he did not doubt, despite the absence of visible eyes.

    The Dig

  • As that gargoylish head dipped toward her she shrank backward until she tripped over her own feet and sat down hard.

    Codgerspace

  • He was sucking on the usual pipe, a gargoylish meerschaum this time.

    The Metrognome and Other Stories

  • He was sucking on the usual pipe, a gargoylish meerschaum this time.

    The Metrognome and other Stories

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