gorgon

Part of speech: noun

A frightful female monster inhabiting the edge of the Western ocean.

Part of speech: noun

The head of the Gorgon Medusa, - set in the egis of Athenn, after the monster had been slain by Perseus.

Part of speech: noun

Any hideously ugly being or object.

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Usage examples "gorgon":

  1. In leaping a ditch, the master has hurt himself against a stake; he has dislocated and twisted his ankle, broken his head by falling on a stone, while his Gorgon shot far away from his buckler. - "The Eleven Comedies", Aristophanes et al.
  2. You write after, the name: " A beautiful Gorgon- a haggard Venus." - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  3. Her lethal beauty crowned with twining snakes That mingle with her hair, the Gorgon reigns. - "The Star-Treader and other poems", Clark Ashton Smith.