It was something grotesque, but definitely not a skeleton.
Lovely incrustations alternate with queer and grotesque figures.
The work is highly imaginative and often grotesque, but it is pervaded by an unusually high ethical enthusiasm.
It often yawns when disturbed in the daytime, gaping its mandibles in a very grotesque manner.
ANGLER, also sometimes called fishing-frog, frog-fish, seadevil (Lophius piscatorius), a fish well known off the coasts of Great Britain and Europe generally, the grotesque shape of its body and its singular habits having attracted the attention of naturalists of all ages.