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Gargoyle

- Noun

A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often carved grotesquely.


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    In architecture, a gargoyle (/ˈɡɑːrɡɔɪl/ ) is a carved or formed grotesque [] with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building, thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on a building to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastical animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is directed from the wall. When Gothic flying buttresses were used, aqueducts were sometimes cut into the buttress to divert water over the aisle walls.

  • Bear Gargoyle

    Bear Gargoyle

    Bear Gargoyle is an outdoor 1988 sculpture by Wayne Chabre, installed at the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History in Eugene, Oregon, United States. It depicts the head of a grizzly bear with a Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl Indian) bear mask on top. The sculpture is made of hammered 32 oz. copper over a stainless steel frame and measures approximately 5.5 feet (1.7 m) x 4 feet (1.2 m) x 5 feet (1.5 m). Its condition was deemed "treatment needed" by the Smithsonian Institution's "Save Outdoor Sculpture! " program in March 1993. The sculpture is administered by the University of Oregon.

  • Gargoyle Games

    Gargoyle Games was a British software company founded in 1983 by Roy Carter and Greg Follis in order to publish their first game, Ad Astra. They generally specialized in games for the ZX Spectrum even though the company was originally named with the intention of publishing games for Dragon computers. They also released games on their own label Faster Than Light, as well as on the Elite label.

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    Geis of the Gargoyle is a fantasy novel by American writer Piers Anthony, the eighteenth book of the Xanth series.

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    Gargoyle gecko

    The gargoyle gecko or New Caledonian bumpy gecko (Rhacodactylus auriculatus) is a species of gecko found only on the southern end of the island of New Caledonia. Its habitat is threatened by deforestation on the island. This gecko, along with several other Rhacodactylus species are being considered for protective measures by CITES, which would put restrictions on their exportation. This gecko was first described by Bavay in 1869.

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    The Gargoyle is the student newspaper of University College at the University of Toronto. It was named after the gargoyle statue in the college building, which was originally created by Frederick Cumberland in emulation of tenth century medieval architecture.

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    The Song of the Gargoyle is a 1991 book for young readers by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. Set in the Middle Ages, it tells the story of a young boy named Tymmon who lives with his father Komus, the court jester of Austerneve. When Komus is abducted by an anonymous man with a Black Helmet, thirteen-year-old Tymmon is able to escape Black Helmet and leaves the castle grounds to seek refuge in the Sombrous Forest, a forbidden place occupied by wolves and magical beings. Most wonderfully, Tymmon is adopted by a gargoyle named Troff—a creature with the loyalty of a dog and the fearsome powers of an enchanted being.

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