parts, by means of which many problems in surveying and navigation may be solved, mechanically, by
the aid of dividers alone.
(Gun"wale) n. [Gun + wale. So named because the upper guns were pointed from it.] (Naut.)
The upper edge of a vessel's or boat's side; the uppermost wale of a ship (not including the bulwarks); or
that piece of timber which reaches on either side from the quarter-deck to the forecastle, being the uppermost
bend, which finishes the upper works of the hull. [Written also gunnel.]
(Gurge) n. [L. gurges.] A whirlpool. [Obs.]
The plain, wherein a black bituminous gurgeMilton.
Boils out from under ground.
(Gurge), v. t. [See Gorge.] To swallow up. [Obs.]
(Gur"geons) n. pl. [Obs.] See Grudgeons.
(Gur"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gurgled ;p. pr. & vb. n. Gurgling ] [Cf. It. gorgogliare to gargle,
bubble up, fr. L. gurgulio gullet. Cf. Gargle, Gorge.] To run or flow in a broken, irregular, noisy current,
as water from a bottle, or a small stream among pebbles or stones.
Pure gurgling rills the lonely desert trace,Young.
And waste their music on the savage race.
(Gur"gle), n. The act of gurgling; a broken, bubbling noise. "Tinkling gurgles." W. Thompson.
(Gur"glet) n. [See Goglet.] A porous earthen jar for cooling water by evaporation.
(Gur"gling*ly`) adv. In a gurgling manner.
(Gur"goyle) n. See Gargoyle.
(Gur"jun) n. A thin balsam or wood oil derived from the Diptcrocarpus lævis, an East Indian tree.
It is used in medicine, and as a substitute for linseed oil in the coarser kinds of paint.
(Gurl) n. A young person of either sex. [Obs.] See Girl. Chaucer.
(Gur"let) n. (Masonry) A pickax with one sharp point and one cutting edge. Knight.
(Gur"my) n. (Mining) A level; a working.
Plyling gurnard. See under Flying.
(Gur"nard Gur"net) n. [OF. gornal, gournal, gornart, perh. akin to F. grogner to grunt; cf. Ir.
guirnead gurnard.] (Zoöl.) One ofseveral European marine fishes, of the genus Trigla and allied genera,
having a large and spiny head, with mailed cheeks. Some of the species are highly esteemed for food.
The name is sometimes applied to the American sea robins. [Written also gournet.]
(Gur"ni*ad) n. (Zoöl.) See Gwiniad.
(Gur"ry) n. An alvine evacuation; also, refuse matter. [Obs. or Local] Holland.
(Gur"ry`), n. [Hind. garhi.] A small fort. [India]
(Gurt) n. (Mining) A gutter or channel for water, hewn out of the bottom of a working drift. Page.
(Gurts) n. pl. [Cf. Grout.] Groats. [Obs.]