Darwin was well aware that variation ranged from differences so minute as to become apparent only on careful measurement to those large departures from the normal which may be called abnormalities, malformations or monstrosities.
No more excuse for Prescott to let his crony corporate windfarm developers impose their brutal monstrosities upon local communities... .
Wind farms are notoriously inefficient, unsightly monstrosities whose damage outweighs their utility.
The Path of Prudence There are, as Miss Reames points out, ways to avoid generic masculines without resorting to linguistic monstrosities.
For he applied himself to manufacture wares having a close affinity with the shocking monstrosities used for sepulchral purposes in ancient Apulia, where fragments of dissected satyrs, busts of nymphs or halves of horses were considered graceful excrescences for the adornment of an amphora or a pithos.