2. External appearance in manner or dress; appropriate indication or expression; garb; shape.
As then the guise was for each gentle swain.Spenser.
A . . . specter, in a far more terrific guise than any whichBurke.
ever yet have overpowered the imagination.
3. Cover; cloak; as, under the guise of patriotism.
(Guis"er) n. [From Guise.] A person in disguise; a masker; a mummer. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Gui*tar") n. [F. guitare; cf. Pr., Sp., & Pg. guitarra, It. chitarra; all fr. Gr. cf. L. cithara. Cf.
Cittern, Gittern.] A stringed instrument of music resembling the lute or the violin, but larger, and having
six strings, three of silk covered with silver wire, and three of catgut, played upon with the fingers.
(Guit"guit`) n. [So called from its note.] (Zoöl.) One of several species of small tropical American
birds of the family Crebidæ, allied to the creepers; called also quit. See Quit.
(||Gu"la) n.; pl. L. GulÆ E. Gulas [L., the throat, gullet.]
1. (Zoöl.) (a) The upper front of the neck, next to the chin; the upper throat. (b) A plate which in most
insects supports the submentum.
2. (Arch.) A capping molding. Same as Cymatium.
(Gu"lar) a. [Cf. F. gulaire.] (Zoöl.) Pertaining to the gula or throat; as, gular plates. See Illust.
of Bird, and Bowfin.
(Gu"laund) n. [Icel. gul- önd.] An arctic sea bird.
1. Act of gulching or gulping. [Obs.]
2. A glutton. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
3. A ravine, or part of the deep bed of a torrent when dry; a gully.
(Gulch), v. t. [OE. gulchen; cf. dial. Sw. gölka to gulch, D. gulzig greedy, or E. gulp.] To
swallow greedily; to gulp down. [Obs.]