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Gorge

The passage between the pharynx and the stomach.gorge

1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach. Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain. (Spenser) Now, how abhorred! . . . My gorge rises at it. (Shak)

2. A narrow passage or entrance; as: a defile between mountains.

The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; usually synonymous with rear.

3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl. And all the way, most like a brutish beast,< e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. (Spenser)

4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.

5. A concave molding; a cavetto.

6. The groove of a pulley. Gorge circle, the outline of the smallest cross-section of a hyperboloid of revolution. Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead.

Origin: f. Gorge, LL. Gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. Fr. L. Gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. Gargara whirlpool, go to devour. Cf. Gorget.

1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. The fish has gorged the hook. (Johnson)

2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate. The giant gorged with flesh. (Addison) Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite. (Dryden)

Origin: f. Gorger. See gorge.


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A Monkey's Uncle

... tunnels to the surface, emerges and heads for the nearest tree or high object. Predators have arrived, in advance, in great numbers and they gorge themselves. They eat and eat until each one swears they couldn’t hold another cicada nymph for at least seventeen years. They haven’t made a dent ...

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