Noun(1) a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal(2) an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
(1) In my case I have a small gargoyle figurine that I purchased from the Chicago Institute of Architecture.(2) It's jutting out from the corner of the roof, so it could conceivably be a gargoyle proper or a grotesque.(3) For them, skulls, gargoyles , devils, and gothic knickknacks are part of the decoration.(4) Lucy thought it very ironic that gargoyles were supposed to be ugly to serve their purpose, but whenever she saw one she considered it adorable.(5) The gargoyled gate at 4th Avenue and Burnside is always good for a photograph.(6) On a Gothic building it was natural to provide gargoyles at cornice level.(7) These descend to gargoyles which drain onto chains down the column face to gullies at the bottom.(8) The advertisement, featuring gargoyles superimposed on top of York Minster, was due to be shown on Yorkshire and Tyne Tees tonight and will be aired throughout the week.(9) It was said of the stonemasons who made those never-to-be-seen gargoyles that they carved for the eye of God.(10) A balustrade emphasized by gargoyles encircled each of the three steps.(11) What could go better with a medieval unit than gargoyles ?(12) Squat and few in number to begin with, by the thirteenth century gargoyles became more numerous and had developed the projecting form characteristic of gothic cathedrals.(13) They all seemed to blend modern and ancient architecture, with ornaments ranging from statues of Chinese dragons to Gothic gargoyles .(14) There he spent three years receiving a legal education in the gargoyled halls of the Yale Law School, an institution regarded as very prestigious by, well, students at the Yale Law School.(15) It was a tall, grand old building of stone and steel, with ornate windows and gargoyles leering down at her from the ramparts.(16) Partially destroyed statues of giant gargoyles were scattered around the wrecked houses.
(1) gargoyle :: gargoyle
2. macaco ::
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