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gorge / gôrj/ • n. 1. a narrow valley between hills or mountains, typically with steep rocky walls and a stream running through it. 2. archaic the throat. ∎  the contents of the stomach. 3. Archit. the neck of a bastion or other outwork; the rear entrance to a fortification. 4. a mass of ice obstructing a narrow passage, esp. a river. • v. [intr.] eat a large amount greedily; fill oneself with food: the river comes alive during March when fish gorge on caddisworms we used to go to all the little restaurants there and gorge ourselves. PHRASES: one's gorge rises one is sickened or disgusted: looking at it, Wendy felt her gorge rise.DERIVATIVES: gorg·er n.

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gorge throat XIV; crop of a hawk XV; contents of the stomach (phr. one's gorge rises) XVI; neck of a bastion XVII; ravine XVIII. — (O)F., ‘throat’ :- Rom. *gurga, for L. gurges whirlpool.
Hence vb. fill the gorge (of). XIV.

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gorge.
1. Shallow part-elliptical cavetto.

2. Neck (gorgerin) of a column-shaft at the top, as in the Tuscan and Roman Doric Orders.

3. Cyma.

4. Apophyge.

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