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gor·get

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

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

(gōr'jet)
A director or guide with wide groove for use in lithotomy.
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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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Shell gorgets were made by Mississippean cultures in early times, and silver brooches of the same basic form were used for personal adornment by the Haudenosaunee.
In 1831, Major Thomas Mitchell rewarded Piper, his Aboriginal guide, for services rendered by presenting him with an officer's uniform and a brass gorget (see J.
(294) Another notice included 65,160 associate funerary objects, including glass beads, wampum, silver jewelry, hair ornaments, armbands, animal bones, feathers, cooking utensils, muskets, knives, tomahawks, buttons, woven fabrics, scissors, awls, pipes, tools, tin cones, bells, wood/bark fragments, gorgets, keys, locks, lithics, bottles, leather, projectile points, and fishing spears.
The people they conquered, the Aztecs and the Incas, worked gold with an unparalleled skill and produced a vast range of wonderful objects - pendant, gorgets, necklaces, earrings and nose-rings, beakers, masks, all made of gold.
There are five rare bird stones, as well as a number of discoidals and many pendants and gorgets. About forty-eight Indian pipes have been collected and hundreds of pieces of clay-pipes, showing traces of fire, have been unearthed.
This morning four species are present: a few male Anna's with heads like rubies; three cinnamon-tinted rufous in glittering orange bibs; several black-chinned, wearing their purple clerical collars; and two pairs of broad-billed, the emerald males with sapphire blue gorgets and faces that end in probing red spears.
This chapter traces the history of brooches, crosses, gorgets, armbands, wristbands, bracelets, earrings, and concho on belts, hair plates, and bridles.
Let me focus on one case study that I can legitimately claim to know something about, since it was the subject of my first academic article four decades ago: the custom of presenting brass gorgets or breastplates (also known as 'kingplates'), which Governor Lachlan Macquarie instituted in February 1815 by inscribing the first one to 'Bungaree Chief Broken Bay Tribe'.
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.
For example, how were reappearing elements like gorgets and peace medals understood by British viewers?
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.