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synonyms for grotesques

  • aberration
  • anomaly
  • geek
  • monster
  • mutant
  • weirdo
  • abortion
  • chimera
  • curiosity
  • malformation
  • miscreation
  • monstrosity
  • mutation
  • oddity
  • rarity
  • sport
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How to use grotesques in a sentence

Dear friend, I take advantage of the "Histoires grotesques et srieuses" to remind myself of you.
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, HIS LIFETHOPHILE GAUTIER
Imbedded in these grotesques of sandstone were fossils of wood, of fresh-water shells, and of fishes.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Evidently Vitruvius did not approve of grotesques, and his contemporary criticism is most valuable and amusing.
NEEDLEWORK AS ARTMARIAN ALFORD
Vitreous grotesques shimmered like a forest of aspens quivering in wind and sunlight.
SHOCK TREATMENTSTANLEY MULLEN
Puritan Bernard thundered against the bizarre grotesques carved in cloisters.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
Leeway was allowed the artistic imagination, which here ran largely to grotesques.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
When real human beings have real delights they tend to express them entirely in grotesques—I might almost say entirely in goblins.
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENSG. K. CHESTERTON
Its transverse ribs are caught along the wall on corbels carved with grotesques.
HOW FRANCE BUILT HER CATHEDRALSELIZABETH BOYLE O'REILLY
It is blued and decorated at the borders with bands on which are chiselled flowing scrolls, animals, grotesques, &c.
SPANISH ARMS AND ARMOURALBERT F. CALVERT
He had a bold and fertile genius, adapted to large historical frescos, in which he introduced fine architecture and grotesques.
THE HISTORY OF PAINTING IN ITALY, VOL. 1 (OF 6)LUIGI ANTONIO LANZI
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