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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Gargoyle

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(French: gargouille, throat) Projecting spout to discharge rainwater from the roof-gutters of buildings. In Gothic architecture they were grotesquely carved to represent the heads of men, demons, and beasts symbolic of various characteristics; the lion, of courage; the fox, of cunning. Some of them are famous, notably those of Notre Dame in Paris; in France it is said there are no two alike. Gargoyles are now used merely for ornamentation.


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Entry for 'Gargoyle'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/g/gargoyle.html. 1910.

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