a scrawl of terror

jacdac

Senior Member
Lebanese
Then Richie was stumbling backward, his face a scrawl of terror, screaming over and over again: ‘The Werewolf! Bill! It’s the Werewolf! The Teenage Werewolf!’ And suddenly the shape locked into reality, for Ben, for all of them. Richie’s It became their It.
Source: It by Stephen King

What does the bolded expression mean?

Thank you.
 
  • PaulQ

    Banned
    UK
    English - England
    What do you think it means? Richie is obviously terrified - what might his face look like?
     
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