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gorge

1. a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
2. the contents of the stomach
3. Archaic the throat or gullet

gorge

[gȯrj]
(architecture)
The entrance to a bastion.
(geography)
A narrow passage between mountains or the walls of a canyon, especially one with steep, rocky walls.
(oceanography)
A collection of solid matter obstructing a channel or a river, as an ice gorge.

cavetto, gorge, hollow, throat, trochilus

examples of a cavetto
A hollow member or round concave molding containing at least the quadrant of a circle, used in cornices and between the tori of bases, etc. Erroneously called scotia, which has a noncircular curvature.

gorge

1. In some orders of columnar architecture, a narrow band around the shaft near the top, or forming part of the capital near the bottom; a fillet or narrow member which seems to divide the capital from the shaft.
2. A cavetto or hollow molding.
3. A narrow entry into a bastion.

hollow molding, gorge, trochilus

A concave, often circular molding; a cavetto or scotia.
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This we were obliged to build close to the foot of the cataract, for the current of water extended very nearly to the sides of the gorge.
The numerous deep gorges presented the appearance of lakes, on account of the dense vapors with which they were filled, and the pinnacles and crags to the South East, piled in inextricable confusion, resembling nothing so much as the giant cities of eastern fable.
Occasional brooks with pebbly bottoms and fern-draped banks gurgled down the shallow gorges in the hill, and offered good camping-grounds every evening on the banks of some rock-studded pool, where swarms of little blue-backed fish, about the size and shape of English trout, gave us a delicious supper.
So, rested and refreshed, we fell into line and filed away over the barren mountains of Judea, and along rocky ridges and through sterile gorges, where eternal silence and solitude reigned.
The country was hilly, with occasional fir plantations and bleak upland spaces, but also with numerous farms, and the hills were deeply intersected by the gorges of several winding rivers interrupted at intervals by the banked-up ponds and weirs of electric generating wheels.
At the bend of the Danube, vessels, an island, and a castle with a park surrounded by the waters of the confluence of the Enns and the Danube became visible, and the rocky left bank of the Danube covered with pine forests, with a mystic background of green treetops and bluish gorges.
and then they came to a range of high mountains with many deep gorges and steep cliffs showing plainly.
No water was visible and the surface of the ground was cut by deep gorges, while nowhere was any but the most meager vegetation discernible.
After an hour's rest they advanced again along the canon, until they presently came to a little valley, from which several rocky gorges diverged.
His price was paid, his objections silenced, and the mountain gorges lay open to the invaders.
94-114) When he had said this much, he hurried the strong cattle on together: through many shadowy mountains and echoing gorges and flowery plains glorious Hermes drove them.
The first impression, on seeing the correspondence of the horizontal strata on each side of these valleys and great amphitheatrical depressions, is that they have been hollowed out, like other valleys, by the action of water; but when one reflects on the enormous amount of stone, which on this view must have been removed through mere gorges or chasms, one is led to ask whether these spaces may not have subsided.