I LOVE gargoyles! Awesome grotesque (gargoyles are waterspouts, grotesques are those that aren't)! I love these things, and it's sad how many people think they're bad and/or evil.when they're created to be the exact opposite!
'when he caught the whip thong over his head on the straight out of Lambton, he and Healy were grinning like devils.' Idiom: to grin like a devil - an open-mouth teeth-showing grin. This pic - Paisley Abbey gargoyle - Wikipedia