It was something grotesque, but definitely not a skeleton.
The work is highly imaginative and often grotesque, but it is pervaded by an unusually high ethical enthusiasm.
Lovely incrustations alternate with queer and grotesque figures.
It often yawns when disturbed in the daytime, gaping its mandibles in a very grotesque manner.
For his next four pieces, which were comedies, there is claimed the introduction of some important improvements, such as the choosing for scenes places well known in actual life (as in the Galerie du palais), and the substitution of the soubrette in place of the old inconvenient and grotesque nurse.