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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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