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gor·get

(gōr'jet),
A director or guide with wide groove for use in lithotomy.

gorget

(gôr′jĭt)
n.
A surgical director or guide with a wide groove for use in lithotomy.

gor·get

(gōr'jet)
A director or guide with wide groove for use in lithotomy.

gorget

(gor′jĕt) [Fr. gorge, throat, because of shape of instrument]
An instrument grooved to protect soft tissues from injury as a pointed instrument is inserted in a body cavity.
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Troy, King Plates A History of Aboriginal Gorgets, Canberra, 1993, pp.
There are five rare bird stones, as well as a number of discoidals and many pendants and gorgets.
The semicircular body, jointed appendages and two small points positioned as eyes suggest a spider, a zoomorph that appears on Mississippian gorgets ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1G OMITTED]; see Kneberg 1959).
But a city long accused of hiding its treasures from the world has entered a new age, and should give serious consideration to bringing its gauntlets, greaves and gorgets to Main Street.
At one point she shows carved metal, quill and moose-hair work from the Subarctic, etched horn jewellery from Northern California and engraved mussel-shell gorgets from Oklahoma.
The gorgets can be divided into several styles with different production centres, some of which were fairly localized whereas others were more dispersed.