2. (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the Gordiacea.
(Gor"di*an), n. (Zoöl.) One of the Gordiacea.
(||Gor"di*us) n. [NL. See Gordian, 1.] (Zoöl.) A genus of long, slender, nematoid worms, parasitic
in insects until near maturity, when they leave the insect, and live in water, in which they deposit their
eggs; called also hair eel, hairworm, and hair snake, from the absurd, but common and widely diffused,
notion that they are metamorphosed horsehairs.
(Gore) n. [AS. gor dirt, dung; akin to Icel. gor, SW. gorr, OHG. gor, and perh. to E. cord, chord,
and yarn; cf. Icel. görn, garnir, guts.]
1. Dirt; mud. [Obs.] Bp. Fisher.
2. Blood; especially, blood that after effusion has become thick or clotted. Milton.
(Gore), n. [OE. gore, gare, AS. gra angular point of land, fr. gr spear; akin to D. geer gore, G.
gehre gore, ger spear, Icel. geiri gore, geir spear, and prob. to E. goad. Cf. Gar, n., Garlic, and
1. A wedgeshaped or triangular piece of cloth, canvas, etc., sewed into a garment, sail, etc., to give
greater width at a particular part.
2. A small traingular piece of land. Cowell.
3. (Her.) One of the abatements. It is made of two curved lines, meeting in an acute angle in the fesse