GARGOYLE

A waterspout carved in the shape of a fantastic or grotesque creature. At Mission San Luis Rey, water gushed through the mouth of this gargoyle into the laundry (lavandería) and into a trough past the working women. Mission Santa Barbara's lavandería features a more representational waterspout in the shape of a bear.

Gargoyle

In Gothic architecture a gargoyle is a projecting spout used to throw the water from the gutter of a building off the wall. Sometimes they are perfectly plain, but are more often carved into figures or animals, which are frequently grotesque. These are very commonly represented with open mouths, from which the water issues, but in many cases it is ...
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gargoyle

[n] - a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal 2. [n] - an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
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gargoyle

In architecture, a lead or stone spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building with the purpose of directing water away from the wall. The term is usually applied to the ornamental forms found...
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Gargoyle

a projecting water spout, usually grotesquely carved in the form of an animal or human figure.
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Gargoyle

A projection from a wallhead, originally designed to take rainwater away from the face of the wall. In many 19th century buildings gargoyles are fitted with no practical function, as rainwater is disposed of through downpipes. Related Words: Down pipe; Wallhead
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Gargoyle

A projecting stone, ususally carved in a grotesque manner, which throws rainwater away from the walls and footings of a church
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Gargoyle

Gar'goyle noun [ Middle English garguilie , gargouille , confer Spanish gárgola , probably from the same source as French gorge throat, influenced by Latin gargarizare to gargle. See Gorge and confer Gargle , Gargarize .] (Architecture)
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gargoyle

noun an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
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Gargoyle

• (n.) A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.
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gargoyle

in architecture, waterspout designed to drain water from the parapet gutter. Originally the term referred only to the carved lions of classical ...
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Gargoyle

Gargoyle is a tasty cask bitter from the Lichfield brewery in the Midlands.
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Gargoyle

From the French term gargouille, meaning throat. The word refers to sound which water makes as it passes through the gullet. Originally, a reference to the drains atop cathedrals that were later carved into the form of beasts or animals.
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gargoyle

gargoyle (gär'goil) , waterspout used in medieval Europe to draw rainwater from church and cathedral roofs. Gargoyles were fashioned imaginatively in the form of human grotesques, beasts, and demonic spirits. This form of sculpture reached its peak in the Gothic period and declined with the...
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Gargoyle

"Gargoyles were created with a two-fold practical purpose. One, to ward off evil and second, to eject excess water from the exterior of buildings. A gargoyle, although sometimes mistaken for a grotesque, is a spout or eavestrough carved in the form of a human or animal figure projecting from a roof gutter to catch rainwater and throw it clear of .....
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Gargoyle

In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved or formed grotesque with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimi...
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gargoyle

an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure
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gargoyle

grotesque carving
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Gargoyle

A projecting stone, ususally carved in a grotesque manner, which throws rainwater away from the walls and footings of a church
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Gargoyle

Carved figure with grotesque features; often on corners of buildings.
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Gargoyle

[router firmware] Gargoyle is a free OpenWrt-based Linux distribution for a range of Broadcom and Atheros chipset based wireless routers, mainly the older-model Linksys WRT54G (including the WRT54GL and WRT54GS), Asus Routers and Netgear WNR3500L. Among notable features is the ability to limit and monitor bandwidth and set bandwidth caps pe...
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