gargoylism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gargoylism hereditary disease (autosomal recessive) consisting of an error is mucopolysaccharide metabolism; characterized by severe abnormalities in development of skeletal cartilage and bone and mental retardation
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Usage

In literature:

There is a good deal of philosophy behind a laugh, and we put our gargoyles on the outside of our churches.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
Look at the steeple and the gargoyles and the handsome vegetation.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
A single gargoyle remained.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Saints prayed on the threshold of churches, and gargoyles laughed at the saints.
"A Literary History of the English People" by Jean Jules Jusserand
John dear, it was that scalloped fire which Gargoyle was staring at.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
The work in the arches is good, and the gargoyles are worthy of notice.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Barter, suddenly looking up at him, saw him smiling like a gargoyle, with a look of infinitely relishing cruelty and cunning.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
Its gargoyle head came close and closer.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
A huge gilt clock face shone below the upper gallery, at each corner of which sprang a stone gargoyle.
"Vanished towers and chimes of Flanders" by George Wharton Edwards
Instantly I drew a flag from my pouch, tied it to the point of my sabre, and stepped out along the projecting snout of a gargoyle.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Then the hearer who had listened paled to the roots of his shaggy hair and his gargoyle face became a mask of tragic fury.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Ah, for my dripping ceiling again, for are we not now under the running gargoyle?
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
It is carved as a gargoyle in the stone-work of a church, and the head of the Grand Old Man has been turned into a match-box.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
A lovely Jewess, leaning like a gargoyle, violently threatened some Ikey in the unlovely street below.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
We'd build half a dozen cathedrals while a Middle Ages man was decorating a gargoyle!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Like a gargoyle gone mad it reeled back towards the startled rank of spearmen.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
Waterspouts stood out like gargoyles, and slanting tiled roofs were full of colouring.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
And then the row of heads hanging from the balcony afterwards, like terrible red gargoyles!
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
Love in a cottage may be humbug certainly when our souls thirst after the gargoyles of a ten-storied mansion and purple and fine linen.
"Caught in a Trap" by John C. Hutcheson
The medieval sculptors knew the formation of existing animals; therefore they knew how to make gargoyles.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
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In poetry:

The gross grey gods like gargoyles spit
On every poet's holy head;
No mustard-seed of truth or wit
In those curst furrows, quick or dead!
"Dumb" by Aleister Crowley
So sick of thoughts! the thoughts, that carve
The house of days with arabesques
And gargoyles, where the mind grotesques
In masks of hope and faith who starve.
"Pause" by Madison Julius Cawein
And the swans who float
Up and down the moat
Gobble the bread the Bishop feeds them.
The slim bronze men beat the hour again,
But only the gargoyles up in the hard blue air heed them.
"The Swans" by Amy Lowell

In news:

Hyde Park & Kenwood Issue: The 800-Pound Gargoyle .
This Saturday Feb 18th @ the Gargoyle by laurelmo.
KWUR is proud to be hosting The 2012 Local Music Showcase in the Gargoyle this Saturday at 8pm.
"From here you can see the essence of gargoyles , strange looking things that pop out of the ground like this," Vineyard says.
Now, these are not the gargoyles you might find perched on a cathedral buttress.
Brand new species discovered including 'Pinocchio' frogs and gargoyle geckos.
And, through October, you can tap into your medieval side with a Gargoyle Tour, which explores both the gargoyles and grotesques that are scattered in—and outside of—the cathedral.
The burn victim gains a reason to live thanks to hospital visits from an artist named Marianne Engel, who sculpts gargoyles .
Stone flower of church spires gargoyle teeth slice the stars to ribbons of rain.
It was about a year ago this time I was climbing the steps of Notre Dame Cathedral to look beyond the famous stone gargoyles and see Paris.
New Products Issue 8 Gargoyles Sunglasses.
Netherworld nightmares feature gargoyles, zombies.
Throughout, the artwork shows the boy and an affectionate cat amidst the clutter of the sorcerer 's laboratory, including equipment embellished with gargoyle heads and secret symbols.
Our "mascot" is a gargoyle beside the mailboxes, which is most photogenic when covered with snow.
The Gargoyle by Canadian Andrew Davidson doesn't hit stores until Aug 5, but booksellers think it's a winner.
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