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Gore (verb)

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To Gore. v.a. [ʒeberian, Saxon.]

  1. To stab; to pierce.

    Oh, let no noble eye profane a tear
    For me, if I be gor'd with Mowbray's spear.
    Shakes. R. II.

    No weaker lion's by a stronger slain;
    Nor from his larger tusks the forest boar
    Commission takes his brother swine to gore.
    Tate's Juven.

    For arms his men long pikes and jav'lins bore,
    And poles with pointed steel their foes in battle gore.

  2. To pierce with a horn.

    Some toss'd, some gor'd, some trampling down he kill'd. Dryden's Preface to the Conquest of Granada.

            He idly butting, feigns
    His rival gor'd in every knotty trunk.
    . Thomson's Spring.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Richard II (40) · Tate, Nahum (7) · Thomson, James (73)

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