Abominable Sight

Abominable Sight

 of monks: a large company of monks—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
References in classic literature ?
It made an abominable sight. He was looking at it with unaccountable repulsion when a hand came into view; a short, puffy, old, freckled hand projecting into the lamplight, followed by a white wrist, an arm in a grey coat-sleeve, up to the elbow, beyond the elbow, extended tremblingly towards the tray.