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Gorge


GORGE, noun gorj. [Latin gurges.]

1. The throat; the gullet; the canal of the neck by which food passes to the stomach.

2. In architecture, the narrowest part of the Tuscan and Doric capitals, between the astragal, above the shaft of the column, and the annulets.

3. In fortification, the entrance of the platform of any work.

4. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.

GORGE, verb transitive gorj. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities. Hence,

1. To glut; to fill the throat or stomach; to satiate.

The giant, gorged with flesh---

GORGE, verb intransitive To feed.