GORGE , strictly theFrench word for the
See also:throat considered externally, Hence it is applied in falconry to a
See also:crop, and thus, with the sense of something greedy or ravenous, to
See also:food given to a hawk and to the contents of a hawk's crop or stomach . It is from this sense that the expression of a
See also:person's " gorge rising at " anything in the sense of loathing or disgust is derived . " Gorge," from
See also:analogy with " throat," is used with the meaning of a narrow opening as of a
See also:ravine or valley between hills; in fortification, of the
See also:neck of an outwork or bastion; and in architecture, of the narrow
See also:part of a
See also:Roman Doric
See also:column, between the echinus and the astragal . From " gorge " also comes a diminutive " gorget," a portion of a woman's
See also:costume in the
See also:middle ages, being a close
See also:form of wimple covering the neck and upper part of the
See also:breast, and also that part of the
See also:armour covering the neck and
See also:bone (see GORGET) . The word " gorgeous," of splendid or magnificent appearance, comes from the 0 . Fr.
See also:gorgias, with the same meaning, and has very doubtfully been connected with gorge, a ruffle or neck-covering, of a supposed elaborate kind .
ARTHUR GORGEI (1818- )
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