• Gore Map of Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1515
    Gore Map of Leonardo da Vinci, ca. 1515
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Goring German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first Wimbledon Tennis Competition took place in 1877 solely as an amateur competition. Men's singles was the only event that took place. There were 22 competitors and the championship was won by Spencer Gore.
    • n Goring (Naut) A piece of canvas cut obliquely to widen a sail at the foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n goring A piece of textile material cut diagonally so as to increase the width of the part to which it is applied, or in a sail to give the required sweep. Also called goring-cloth.
    • goring Cut or made so as to have a broadening slope; of a sail, cut sloping, so as to be broader at the clue than at the earing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Goring a piece of cloth cut diagonally to increase its apparent width
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  • Lord Byron
    “The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gára, a pointed triangular piece of land—gár, a spear with triangular blade.


In literature:

Mr Gore reported that he had this day seen two animals like dogs, of a straw colour, that they ran like a hare, and were about the same size.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Mess, Gore, Burney, and Anderson, with Omai, sent on Shore.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
To fight to the death for Old England's crown, To reign by God's grace or in gore go down.
"Soldier Songs and Love Songs" by A.H. Laidlaw
Charles Alexander Gore and d. of 4th Earl of Bessborough, widow of Earl of Kerry.
"Painted Windows" by Harold Begbie
The small gores formed between the ribs are increased by 2 stitches in every second row.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
Bishop Gore exercised a strong influence over the younger men at Oxford before the publication of 'Lux Mundi.
"Outspoken Essays" by William Ralph Inge
Goring was fat and swarthy: his nose small and supercilious, and his eye grey and piercing.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
Accordingly Captain Gore proposed a party of bear-hunting, which we all very readily came into.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr
Their bodies drenched in gore, the great Asuras lay dead everywhere.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1"
Thereupon the latter, covered with gore, sat down on the terrace of his car.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
She has a companion, Miss Gore, sort of a poor relation.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
I hold no brief for Bishop Gore.
"Crowds" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Colonel Gore is to strike up the river southward to St. Denis.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
Now, though, the name bristled with accent marks, thus: Gedeon Gore.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
Goring touches literature in two places.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
On the way I called in at the Goring Hotel in Goring Street, where Champion lived when in town.
"The Right Stuff" by Ian Hay
They took in Dr. Robertson and left him in his gore, And the Aiken brothers sleep in peace on Nephi's distant shore.
"Cowboy Songs" by Various
Others might have an insatiable appetite for gore, but I didn't want any at all.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
Mrs. Goring is as deep as the Bottomless Pit!
"Gold Out of Celebes" by Aylward Edward Dingle
The North Gore people took the matter up, and so did the people of the village.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson

In poetry:

You've yielded to a wicked crew,
Who ruin me, and laugh at you;
Sweep out the gore, and while you can,
Think for yourself, and be a man.
"William Lamb's Return From Paris: Asking Me My Wish" by Lady Caroline Lamb
Earth smokes with blood, and groans and shakes
To drink her children's gore,
A sea of blood; nor can the eye
See to the trembling shore!
"Gwin King of Norway" by William Blake
A thousand times by sea and shore,
In my wild dreams I see him lie,
With face upturned toward the sky,
Murdered, and stiffening in his gore;—
"The Watch-Light" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Of streets with human gore made red,
Of priests upon the altar slain;
The scenes of rapine, woe and dread,
That fill the warrior's horrid train.
"Yes! Strike Again That Sounding String" by James Monroe Whitfield
There is one man who loves her true,
(Red, O red, is the stain of gore!)
He hath duggen a grave by the darksome yew,
(One grave will do for four.)
"The Dole Of The King's Daughter (Breton)" by Oscar Wilde
This was the first time in the war
That French and English spilled each other's gore;
—God knows what year will end the roar
Begun at Valencieën!
"Valenciennes" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

His bandmate and longtime Iron Cross frontman Sab Grey says Medvedev was killed in a motorcycle accident in Gore, Va. Last night, and his fiancée Cassi is being treated for injuries at Winchester Medical Center.
' Ironclad ' review: Gore, with violent simplicity.
Treat yourself to spectacular Gore and Sawatch Range views on the Bowman's Shortcut ridge.
Jevons ' Paradox and Gore's Dilemma.
Gore Vidal's The Best Man gave Cybill Shepherd and Kristin Davis their Broadway debut July 10 when they — along with John Stamos — joined the company of the star-packaged political drama at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Re your Dec 9 front-page article about Al Gore's endorsement of Howard Dean: Despite Mr Gore's many virtues, he ran a poor campaign in the last presidential election.
Trusted Aide Organizes Gore Administration, Just in Case .
VICE PRESIDENT Al Gore trusts Roy Neel so much that when Mr Gore's father died two years ago, he put Mr Neel, an aide of 17 years, in charge of the memorial service.
In an interesting twist on the traditional top 10 list, Gore-Tex maker W.L.
Gore Associates conducted a survey to find the nation's top hunting destination with the worst weather.
Gore Vidal, celebrated writer, dies.
Al Gore speaks about global warming at the University of Miami.
Watch Gore Vidal's Famous Altercation With Norman Mailer on The Dick Cavett Show.
Gore, do you remember the first time you met Norman.
Sept 19, 2012 12:20 a.m. Ashton Gores paced the Lady Bison with a 158, shooting 77 in the first round and 81 in the second.

In science:

One of the most remarkable astronomical events of Gore‘s life occurred in 1901.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore had thus made an independent discovery of Nova Persei 1901. However, he learnt from a reply from Ralph Copeland, at that time Astronomer Royal for Scotland, that he was not the first to see the Nova.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore had maintained a strong interest in novae from the time he observed his first one, Nova Cygni 1876 (Q Cyg) (67).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore used this equation to calculate the relative brightness of the 59 binaries in his catalogue (81), resulting in a huge range of relative brightness from 93 to 0.0015 times that of δ UMa, with the faintest being 40 Eridani B.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
It was through Close‘s and Gore‘s papers, recognising the value of this early Irish scientific text, that the Tract gained more widespread interest and attention .
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Although Gore had written his first book, ―Southern Stellar Objects for Small Telescopes‖, whilst in India in 1877, there was a gap until 1888 when he published his next, ―Planetary and Stellar Studies‖ (Figure 20).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore wrote so many in quick succession that much of the material was repeated, with updates, in subsequent volumes.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
It spite of detailed obituaries appearing elsewhere, Gore‘s JBAA obituary only ran to a few lines.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Payne, the first Editor of Popular Astronomy, in which he considered the macroscopic world of distant stars and the microscopic world of the atom which were popular topics at the time (see Gore J.E., Popular Astronomy, 10, 225-227 (1902)).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
As we shall see in this paper Gore also conducted studies into what we would now refer to as giant and dwarf stars.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore used this telescope for many of his double star observations reported in the English Mechanic and his resolution tests showed it to be of excellent quality, e.g.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore J.E., Southern Stellar Objects for Small Telescopes, between the equator and 55 degree s south declination, publ.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
The following is a quote from a personal letter written by Gore to W.S.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
Gore found that 27 CMa (now called EW CMa) was variable during observations he made in the Punjab in 1874-5.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
A more detailed account of the ensuing observations appears at Chapter 28 "The New Star in Orion" in: Gore J.E., Planetary & Stellar Studies", publ.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness