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Origin of gargoyle
Examples from the Web for gargoyle
With his right eye closed, Alvarado was looking like a gargoyle and there was nothing left in his offensive tank.Boxers, Be Brave and Quit Before Your Brain Turns to Mush|Gordon Marino|October 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
You'd be smitten to the core by a man who asks nothing and offers all, if he were as ugly as a gargoyle.The Street Called Straight|Basil King
Like a gargoyle gone mad it reeled back towards the startled rank of spearmen.
Their resemblance to the gargoyle heads of mediæval architecture suggests the possibility of early European influence.Ancient Pottery of the Mississippi Valley|William H. Holmes
Word Origin for gargoyle
"grotesque carved waterspout," late 13c., gargurl, from Old French gargole "throat, waterspout" (see gargle).
A sculpture depicting grotesque human shapes or evil spirits used in many buildings of the Middle Ages, most notably on Gothic cathedrals (see also cathedral). Some gargoyles drained rainwater, sending it clear of the walls of the building.