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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorgon  \Gor"gon\  (g[^o]r"g[o^]n),  n.  [L.  Gorgo,  -onis,  Gr 
  Gorgw`,  fr  gorgo`s  terrible.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Myth.)  One  of  three  fabled  sisters,  Stheno,  Euryale, 
  and  Medusa,  with  snaky  hair  and  of  terrific  aspect,  the 
  sight  of  whom  turned  the  beholder  to  stone.  The  name  is 
  particularly  given  to  Medusa. 
 
  2.  Anything  very  ugly  or  horrid.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  brindled  gnu.  See  {Gnu}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gorgon  \Gor"gon\,  a. 
  Like  a  Gorgon;  very  ugly  or  terrific;  as  a  Gorgon  face. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gorgon 
  n  :  any  of  three  winged  sister  monsters  having  live  snakes  for 
  hair;  a  glance  turns  the  beholder  to  stone  [syn:  {Gorgon}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  GORGON,  n. 
 
  The  Gorgon  was  a  maiden  bold 
  Who  turned  to  stone  the  Greeks  of  old 
  That  looked  upon  her  awful  brow. 
  We  dig  them  out  of  ruins  now 
  And  swear  that  workmanship  so  bad 
  Proves  all  the  ancient  sculptors  mad. 
 
 




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