from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cut or made so as to have a broadening slope; of a sail, cut sloping, so as to be broader at the clue than at the earing.
  • noun A piece of textile material cut diagonally so as to increase the width of the part to which it is applied, or in a sail to give the required sweep. Also called goring-cloth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A piece of canvas cut obliquely to widen a sail at the foot.

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  • verb Present participle of gore.

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  • noun German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)


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  • The publisher and editor of The Realist, Paul Krassner, specialized in goring sacred cows.

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  • In the first of his weekly columns for Guardian Unlimited, Markos Moulitsas tells how US liberals have fought back against rightwing domination of the media since their 'goring' in 2000

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  • As necessary as it is to our survival, I dont think we are ready for equal opportunity ox goring yet.

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  • And this weekend, the country's bullfighting sensation, Jose Tomas, returns to the ring after a year recovering from a near-fatal goring in Mexico.

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  • The hills, to their tops, had been shorn of trees, and their naked sides showed signs of goring and perforating that even the mantle of snow could not hide.

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  • "Not quite so," said I. "The lance of the picador is to keep the bull from goring the horse."

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  • Which is worse – the goring of the horse by the bull, or the goring of Colonel Jacinto Fierro by the bayonet in the hands of John Harned!

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  • The necessary clue appears as early as page 37, while Franken is having some easy fun tossing and goring the hapless Bernie Goldberg on the hoary old question of liberal bias in the media.

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  • It also gives park wildlife the freedom to (without the threat of being shot) continue stomping, goring, maiming and otherwise communing with the hordes of camera-wielding Animal Planet watchers who choke our national park roads every summer.

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  • The first known goring occurred during the wedding night of Miss Eugenia Wilkinson and Lord Roderick Meatwagon III.

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