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groh tesk

  • n  art characterized by an incongruous mixture of parts of humans and animals interwoven with plants
  • s  distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
    tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas
  • s  ludicrously odd
    a grotesque reflection in the mirror

  • The authorities in Sankt Poelten are making the most of their sleepy, baroque town's misfortune of being the venue for perhaps the most grotesque trial in Austria's history.
  • Dubbed "murderabilia" by Andy Kahan, director of the Houston-based Mayor's Crime Victims Office, the sale of what many consider grotesque items is already banned in five states .
  • Scarface takes its title, plot and comic-grotesque tone from a 1932 film directed by Howard Hawks, written by Ben Hecht and John Lee Mahin and starring Paul Muni as a lightly .

  • Mark Potter in ic
    Mr Charman, 54, had challenged the sum awarded by a High Court judge, saying his wife Beverley's share in his fortune was "grotesque and unfair".
  • David Hockney in
    But artist David Hockney, who has been waging a one-man campaign against the ban, calls it a "grotesque piece of social engineering" imposed by a "political and media elite".
  • Sir Richard Dannatt in Reuters
    The head of the British army General Sir Richard Dannatt said: "I welcome the conviction of a group of men who were prepared to conduct such a cowardly and grotesque attack against members of the army based solely on their religion."

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