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  • n. Alternative form of gargoyle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See gargoyle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See gargoyle.


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  • Now, by some fatality a thimble had been brought down from the roof of one of the houses by a descending water-spout; perhaps a dragon-gurgoyle had spat it disdainfully down.

    In Troubadour-Land A Ramble in Provence and Languedoc

  • She requested Oak to get the churchwardens to turn the leadwork at the mouth of the gurgoyle that hung gaping down upon them, that by this means the stream might be directed sideways, and a repetition of the accident prevented.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • There were many pleasant places not so exposed, as the gurgoyle, the leads, the angle of the roof, where he could rest without such an effort; and upon their part they would willingly assist him by collecting twigs for a new nest.

    Wood Magic A Fable

  • The exterior -- its west end, save for the stable door, walled in with brick and covered with ivy -- was much defaced, maimed of finial and gurgoyle, the friable limestone broken and fretted, and lending its soft gray to a powdery dark lichen; the long windows, too, were filled in with brick as far as the springing of the arches, the broad clerestory windows with wire or ventilating blinds.

    Daniel Deronda

  • "She -- that is, the person that warned me -- let me down from the window upon the head of the great gurgoyle, and from thence I scrambled down by the vines on the wall, ran through the court without being seen by the Squires and grooms, and found my way to the bridge, where happily

    The Lances of Lynwood


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