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Gorged

Definitions

  • A bridge spans a steep-sided gorge
    A bridge spans a steep-sided gorge
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gorged (Her) Bearing a coronet or ring about the neck.
    • Gorged Glutted; fed to the full.
    • Gorged Having a gorge or throat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A leech can gorge itself up to a maximum of five times its body weight
    • gorged Having a gorge or throat; throated.
    • gorged In heraldry, bearing something around its neck; especially and more accurately, having a crown or coronet round its neck: as, a swan ducally gorged. Also collared.
    • gorged Glutted; over-fed; stuffed.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Gorged having a gorge or throat: glutted:
    • adj Gorged (her.) having a crown or coronet about the neck
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr.,—L. gurges, a whirlpool.

Usage

In literature:

It was evening before she came to the headwaters of the Old Crow, and rode out into the gorge between the two mountains.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
They peered downward in quest of Hank, but the gorge had taken an abrupt turn since they saw him and he was not in sight.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
There was a silvery light in the southeast, a gleam and radiance over the gorge.
"Marriage à la mode" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Then he motioned me to remain in the gorge while he scrambled up the cliff to reconnoitre.
"Lords of the North" by A. C. Laut
The deepest gorge was enfiladed by a party of tribesmen, with Martinis.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
As they now ascended the rock-strewn gorge both had their reflections, which, though unspoken, were very similar.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
Foot rifles and light infantry drove the enemy from ridge to ridge, and through the dark mazes of the chaparral gorge.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
During the night, the story goes, many hyenas had come from far and near to gorge on the carcasses of the elephants.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
The gorge is enormous, and I am the only man who knows the way down.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
After passing Rudbar (665 ft.) the road is mostly in narrow gorges between mountains.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The morning sun poured over the hills, throwing huge shadows in the gorge below.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
At the head of the gorge a faint trail dipped to the left.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Simon called two men and bade them climb the high rocks on one side of the gorge.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
You know that deep, rocky gorge where Big Reuben had his den?
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
Further up, the valley again contracts, until the Gorge de Loiret is passed.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
At once on starting the next morning we passed out of the main valley into a narrow gorge with precipitous sides opening from the east.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
The gorges of the Wild Gardens are most enjoyed from below.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
About fifty feet down there was a sharp turn and the gorge angled downward for another fifty feet.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
I saw that poor brute hanged this morning, and my gorge rises at it yet.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Straight onward, in front, the river had cut a gorge, thirty feet deep and some twenty-five feet in width: a sheer up-and-down.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
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In poetry:

Says gorging Jack to guzzling Jimmy,
"With one another we shouldn't agree!
There's little Bill, he's young and tender,
We're old and tough, so let's eat he.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The conqueror was rich and powerful,
And with his hordes, proud city, he invaded
Your palaces, and named you Istanbul,
And then sought rest, a lion gorged and sated.
"Istanbul" by Ivan Bunin
Do they think we'll stand—with an idle hand,
And starve, while they gorge their fill?
They yet may wake—to their grand mistake,
And find there are men here still.
"A Song For The People" by Ernest Jones
In lonely gorge and over hill and plain,
I sowed the giant forests of the world;
The great earth like a human heart in pain
Has quivered with the meteors I have hurled.
"The Burden of Time" by Frederick George Scott
I have struggled up through the lightning's glare,
I have walked where the cliffs fell sheer
To a gorge below, but I breathed a prayer,
And my soul passed doubt and fear!
"Peaks" by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
He passed her through the sermon's dull defile.
Down under billowy vapour-gorges heaved
The city and the vale and mountain-pile.
She felt strange push of shuttle-threads that weaved.
"The Sage Enamoured And The Honest Lady" by George Meredith

In news:

Two busted for stealing copper from Royal Gorge.
Man dies in fall into gorge near Cornell U.
Police say a former Cornell University graduate student has died in a fall at one of Ithaca's gorges.
But rarely found in the wild, are nestled on the seabed of the Gorge waterway and cling to the pilings of the 78-year-old Craigflower Bridge, which is being replaced in a $10.8-million project.
Groups Call for Flaming Gorge Pipeline Intervention.
) Swimmers are seen in the Mossman river which flows through world heritage listed daintree rainforest on November 15, 2012 in Mossman Gorge, Australia.
A couple sit on the rocks of the Mossman river in world heritage listed daintree rainforest on November 15, 2012 in Mossman Gorge, Australia.
The superintendent of New River Gorge National River in West Virginia is moving to Alaska.
Seen here on the set of the 1968 movie Deadfall, we have Michael Caine and his exemplary gorge height.
Often confused with button stance for some reason, gorge is actually best described as the literal notch in that notch lapel.
Where to Eat in the Gorge.
Parents sue Cornell over son's 2010 gorge death.
Cornell and the city this year began installing metal-mesh nets below certain high bridges as a means to prevent suicides in the gorges .
Mayor Svante Myrick on Thursday noted in an interview that the city and Cornell have tried to make the gorges safer beyond the nets beneath bridges.
The US Forest Service plans a prescribed burn of four sections of the Linville Gorge Wilderness every five to 10 years.
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