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  • Between the tower and the church was a close screen, the door of which was kept shut during services, hiding this grotesque clockwork from sight.
  • There was, so to speak, that symmetry in their distortion which is less the characteristic of British than of Continental grotesques of the period.
  • It has been sometimes argued that there is no truer criterion of the vitality of any given art-period than the power of the master-spirits of that time in grotesque; and certainly in the instance of Gothic art there is no disputing the proposition.

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  • The disease causes grotesque deformity.
  • It is the result of a grotesque system that distorts good intentions into evil actions.

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