Gargoyle

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Gargoyle Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
  • a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

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  • a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal ,
  • an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal

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Gargoyle Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A Gargoyle is a grotesque statue. It is carved out of stone, usually granite, and is used to get water away from a building, when it rains. Very often, figures have been made. These figures spew out the collected water. Most gargoyles were made a long time ago.

A long time ago people believed that they scared away evil spirits. Many cathedrals have gargoyles.

There are not very many gargoyles made today. Now, most houses can use gutters to move water. There are not a lot of gargoyles in America, as most of them are in Europe. Gargoyles are often confused with grotesques. Gargoyles are similar to grotesques but gargoyles get rid of rainwater throught their mouths.

Gargoyles at Notre Dame Cathedral, in Paris, France



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