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  • n. Plural form of gorget.


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  • Some officers wore shirts, others stripped like the Indians, their only badges of rank the silver gorgets hanging from their necks.

    George Washington’s First War

  • Most males have brilliantly iridescent throat patches (gorgets) which reflect the light in a dazzling display of bright blue, green or red.

    Did you know? Mexico is home to more than fifty hummingbird species

  • The hardware is ­extraordinary, but what makes the show remarkable are the portraits of monarchs and ­nobles clad in the exhibition's burgonets, gorgets, pauldrons, vambraces and gauntlets.

    Armor as Wearable Sculpture

  • A plague upon these gorgets of all other pieces of armour! —

    Quentin Durward

  • Officers wore gorgets, the last remaining evolution of the knights armor.

    Archive 2008-01-06

  • He glanced back once or twice and saw that they'd taken off their helms and gorgets and both were dangling from the pommels of their saddles by the straps.


  • Additional evidence for the later date includes the remains of a Fort Ancient village 100 yards south of the mound and rattlesnake motifs on Mississippian gorgets (ornaments worn on the chest) made from marine shell.

    Redating Serpent Mound

  • They all wore armor: tight scale-metal corselets that covered their torsos, metal gorgets, and arm guards on the lower and upper arms.


  • Kirk had taken two of the brass gorgets off the officers 'coats -- they must have been d---- d old uniforms -- and winking at us he laid the gorgets on the deck, and says:

    Flash For Freedom

  • I saw what he was after: the gorgets were shaped like half-moons, and whichever was laid uppermost looked bigger -- children amuse themselves with such things, cut out of paper.

    Flash For Freedom


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