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gorge

(gôrj)
n.
1. The throat; the gullet: The gory sight made my gorge rise.
2. The crop of a hawk.
3. An instance of gluttonous eating.
4. The contents of the stomach; something swallowed.
v. gorged, gorging, gorges
v.tr.
1. To stuff with food; glut: gorged themselves with candy.
2. To devour greedily.
v.intr.
To eat gluttonously.

gorg′er n.

gorge

verb To eat gluttonously, that is, far beyond the point of mere satiation.
References in classic literature ?
Never mind," he answered; and, slinging his weapon over his shoulder, strode off down the gorge and so away into the heart of the mountains to the haunts of the wild beasts.
I took it to be rain, but it turned out to be only the murmur of the restless Neckar, tumbling over her dikes and dams far below, in the gorge.
Presently he espied the low and narrow entrance to what appeared to be a cave at the base of the cliffs which formed the northern side of the gorge.
Advancing cautiously he crawled toward the opposite end imbued with a full realization of what it would mean if Numa should suddenly enter the tunnel in front of him; but Numa did not appear and the ape-man emerged at length into the open and stood erect, finding himself in a rocky cleft whose precipitous walls rose almost sheer on every hand, the tunnel from the gorge passing through the cliff and forming a passageway from the outer world into a large pocket or gulch entirely enclosed by steep walls of rock.
Finding an easy descent to the gorge, he was about to pursue his journey in the direction of the still-booming guns when a sudden thought caused him to halt and a half-smile to play about his lips.
Then they dropped down the river with the current, and paddled about above the gorge for half an hour.
Already she could hear the increasing roar of the river as it rushed, wild and tumultuous, through the entrance to the narrow gorge below her.
With a prayer to her Maker she threw her hands above her head in the last effort of the drowning swimmer to clutch at even thin air for support--the current caught and swirled her downward toward the gorge, and, at the same instant her fingers touched and closed upon something which swung low above the water.
He shuddered, but with averted face hid his grimaces and swallowed his gorge as he put his arm around her dirt-crusted shoulders and felt the contact of her rancidoily and kinky hair with his neck and chin.
The signing ceremony held in Beijing was attended by Mr Andrews, senior officials of the Chinese Government, senior executives from JuYe Solar and the CEO of China Three Gorges New Energy Company.
Beijing: China's Three Gorges dam has broken the world record for annual hydroelectric power production, more than a decade after it became the world's largest power plant, its operator said.
He also advised parents to first check the depth of water in gorges before letting children take a plunge.