Definitions

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  • n. abyss, chasm, gulf

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gulf; an abyss.

Etymologies

From the Latin vorāgō ("abyss"); compare vorage. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Non procul ab insulis Hebridibus, Islandia, &c. ex parte Boreali, est maris qu鎑am miranda vorago, in quam � remotis partibus omnes vndique fluctus marini tanquam ex condicto fluunt, & recurrunt, qui in secreta natur� penetralia se ibi transfundentes, quasi in Abyssum vorantur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Qui, inquit, naturam tanti incendij contemplari cupiunt, & ob id ad montem propius accedunt, eos vna aliqua vorago viuos absorbet &c. Qu� res, vt dixi, nostr� genti est ignota prorsus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Et tumidos tumid� vos superastis aqu� Qu鄊 bene totius raptores orbis auaros, Hausit inexhausti iusta vorago maris!

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Qui, inquit, naturam tanti incendij contemplari cupiunt, & ob id ad montem propius accedunt, eos vna aliqua vorago viuos absorbet &c. Quæ res, vt dixi, nostræ genti est ignota prorsus.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • 'Flumina quin etiam latis currentia rivis occasus habuere suos: aut illa vorago derepta in praeceps fatali condidit ore aut occulta fluunt tectis adoperta cavernis atque inopinatos referunt procul edita cursus'; and Sen. _N. Q._ iii.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • 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

  • Boreali, est maris quædam miranda vorago, in quam à remotis partibus omnes vndique fluctus marini tanquam ex condicto fluunt, & recurrunt, qui in secreta naturæ penetralia se ibi transfundentes, quasi in Abyssum vorantur.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 01

  • [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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