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    Gargoyle in cast-iron

    Hi,

    Does the sentence below mean that his face was suddenly stiffened and was rigid like that of a cast-iron gargoyle?

    "The fruit merchant's countenance had suddenly set like a gargoyle in cast-iron."

    The Tree, Walter de la Mare, 192?

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Gargoyle in cast-iron

    Yes.
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    Re: Gargoyle in cast-iron

    Rigid and ugly.

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