Gashful

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Gashful Full of gashes; hideous; frightful. "A gashful , horrid, ugly shape."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gashful Ghastly; frightful; deathlike.
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Usage

In literature:

A big gash had been cut in the ham clear to the bone and the sun had dried the flesh in this.
"Death Valley in '49" by William Lewis Manly
Already several had hissed close by him, one had gashed the forehead of his horse, and another had pierced his clothing.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
But a spear had gashed Gustav's leg, and presently blood began to drip in the snow.
"Hero Tales of the Far North" by Jacob A. Riis
Where is the scar of a gash so deep and so recent?
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol. 2" by Charles Dudley Warner
They do but cut with deep gashes the man who cuts.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Next day, and the days following, all that money and science could do to make the gash heal without a scar, was done.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
Chester, with blood flowing from a gash in his forehead, was the first to pick himself up.
"The Boy Allies On the Firing Line" by Clair W. Hayes
The other looked, and beheld the most frightful gashes gaping wide and bleeding freely.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
He himself had a gash across his face, and Wislac one on the leg, but none of us was much hurt.
"A Thane of Wessex" by Charles W. Whistler
The doctor has just been sent for to bind up the gashes received in a fight.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
From the thick wood huge gashes had been rent, and the entire interior was jagged and splintered.
"The Boy With the U.S. Census" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
And each stroke fell in the gash of the one previous.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
They make a gash, put the jewels in, and allow the flesh to grow over them as it would over a bullet.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
There was a red flash, and because he fired from the hip the trigger guard gashed his mitten.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
Clear and smooth was gash after gash, cut in the bark, one above another, by Sol with his stout knife.
"The Forest Runners" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She must have struck hard to make such a gash.
"The Hilltop Boys on Lost Island" by Cyril Burleigh
As I was falling, he struck me with an axe and cut a deep gash in my forehead.
"The Log School-House on the Columbia" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Presently The Fox stepped back, his arm gashed.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Slabbert's Nek was merely a huge gash in the face of a cliff.
"Campaign Pictures of the War in South Africa (1899-1900)" by A. G. Hales
Since Humboldt's visit many lesser men have gashed the old tree to leave their mark.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
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In poetry:

I could not sleep if I saw the lash
Drinking her blood at each fearful gash,
And I saw her babes torn from her breast,
Like trembling doves from their parent nest.
"Bury Me In A Free Land" by Frances Ellen Watkins
We, Scatha's pupils, ah, how sad the story!
Thou to be dead and I to be alive:
I to be wounded here, all gashed and gory,
Thou never more thy chariot's steeds to drive.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
We, Scatha's pupils, ah! how sad the story;
Sad is the fate to which we both are led:
I to be wounded here, all gashed and gory,
And thou, alas! my friend, to lie here dead.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"There's blood upon my hands!" he said,
"Which water cannot wash;
It was not shed where warriors bled It dropped from the gory lash,
As I whirled it o'er and o'er my head,
And with each stroke left a gash.
"The Slave Dealer" by Thomas Pringle
My sons have medals gleaming bright,
Proud trophies won in foreign fight;
But though their crosses bravely shine,
My boys can show no wounds like mine -
Grim gashes dolorously healed,
And inner ailings unrevealed.
"Decorations" by Robert W Service
At Slavery's beck, the prayers ye urge
On your own servants, through the door
Of your own Senate,—that the scourge
May gash your brother's back no more,—
Are trampled underneath their feet,
While ye stand praying in the street!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

Sam Gash signed with the Buffalo Bills yesterday, providing the lead blocker they were seeking to open holes for Thurman Thomas and Antowain Smith.
A killer whale, who has suffered a huge gash to his head that goes all the way down to the jawbone, is at the center of an investigation by PETA, RadarOnline.com has learned.
A killer whale at SeaWorld in California that suffered a deep gash to its lower jaw is making a recovery KFMB's Steve Price reports.
A killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego is recovering from a nasty gash to its jaw that is the subject of a dispute between the park and the animal rights group PETA.
A killer whale , who has suffered a huge gash to his head that goes all the way down to the jawbone, is at the center of an investigation by PETA, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Worker dies from injuries A worker at a Kearny machine shop was rushed to a Newark hospital today after co-workers said they found him unconscious with a gash in his neck near a machine.
Titans' Johnson runs wild, gashing Bills for 195 yards.
Scientists to study gash on Atlantic seafloor .
A paper cut heals much faster and easier than an inch-wide gash.
One night five years ago, Donald Dorff woke up in the middle of the night with a gash on his forehead.
Marcin, Gash Sent Packing .
Referee Manfred Küchle stopped a WBO super-middleweight title fight between Robert Stieglitz and Khoren Gevor in 10th round after he ruled that Gevor had intentionally head-butted Stieglitz, opening a gash above his right eye.
Referee Manfred K?ºchle stopped a WBO super-middleweight title fight between Robert Stieglitz and Khoren Gevor in 10th round after he ruled that Gevor had intentionally head-butted Stieglitz, opening a gash above his right eye.
A gash in the Antarctic rock known as the Ferrigno Rift and as deep as the Grand Canyon is increasing ice melt and contributing to rising sea levels.
Motion Pro rim shields are designed to protect your expensive rims from the gashes of tire irons when mounting new sneakers Do they work.
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