What does the word gorgon mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Aristophanes et al
  2. You write after, the name: " A beautiful Gorgon- a haggard Venus." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. Her lethal beauty crowned with twining snakes That mingle with her hair, the Gorgon reigns. – The Star-Treader and other poems by Clark Ashton Smith