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grisly
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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Definition
repellent or sickening — frequently as with the uncensored depiction of gruesome death or injury
  • How gloriously he would go plowing the dancing seas, in his long, low, black-hulled racer, the Spirit of the Storm, with his grisly flag flying at the fore!
    Chapter 8 (33% in)
  • But everybody was talking, and intent upon the grisly spectacle before them.
    Chapter 11 (21% in)
  • When they reached the haunted house there was something so weird and grisly about the dead silence that reigned there under the baking sun, and something so depressing about the loneliness and desolation of the place, that they were afraid, for a moment, to venture in.
    Chapter 26 (21% in)

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