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Gory

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Góry. adj. [from gore.]

  1. Covered with congealed blood.

    When two boars with rankling malice met,
    Their gory sides the fresh wounds fiercely fret.
    Spenser.

    Why do'st thou shake thy gory locks at me?
    Thou can'st not say I did it.
    Shakesp. Macbeth.

  2. Bloody; murtherous; fatal. Not in use.

    The obligation of our blood forbids
    A gory emulation 'twixt us twain.
    Shak. Troil. and Cressida.

Sources: Shakespeare's Macbeth (136) · Spenser, Edmund (254) · Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (36)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Gory." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: August 10, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=9871.


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