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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

  • 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.


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

    The Metrognome and other Stories

  • Ah awful coughing laugh issued from behind the gargoylish breath mask.

    Splinter Of The Mind's Eye

  • If I admired the little gargoylish sea-horses, or the foolish shell ornaments at the Lido, I was sure to find some when I came home.

    My Friend the Chauffeur

  • He made the Tories happy too, for what better recruiting sergeant could they hope for than this gargoylish incompetent, lying and leering, booming and boasting at the public right through to the next election.

    British Blogs


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