Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a spiral of two narrow bands argent and azure, supposed to represent a whirlpool. It generally occupies the whole field.

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Examples

  • Flaunders and of the lowe countries thereabouts was drenched and lost; 'and Lambard goes on to quote Hector Boethius to the effect that' this place, being sometyme in the possession of the Earl Godwin, was then first violently overwhelmed with a light sande, wherewith it not only remayneth covered ever since, but is become withal (_Navium gurges et vorago_) a most dreadful gulfe and shippe-swallower. '

    Heroes of the Goodwin Sands

  • Hesperiae sonitum ruinae? qui gurges aut quae flumina lugubris ignara belli? quod mare Dauniae

    Pollio

  • 'O Publi, o gurges, Galloni: es homo miser, inquit, cenasti in vita numquam bene, cum omnia in ista consumis squilla atque acupensere cum in decimano.'

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • is he a cousin of the ameoba? the puke gets absorbed by him right after he gurges it up.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • [125] In Verrem, Actio Secunda, lib. iii., ix.: “is erit Apronius ille; qui, ut ipse non solum vita, sed etiam corpore atque ore significat, immensa aliqua vorago est ac gurges vitiorum turpitudinumque omnium.

    The Life of Cicero

  • [125] In Verrem, Actio Secunda, lib. iii., ix.: "is erit Apronius ille; qui, ut ipse non solum vita, sed etiam corpore atque ore significat, immensa aliqua vorago est ac gurges vitiorum turpitudinumque omnium.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

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