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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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  • Gargoyle's Quest II: The Demon Darkness (Wii U VC) Review Mini
    Did you like the Game Boy game? Then you'll like its sequel. The original Gargoyle’s Quest, a Game Boy offshoot of the Ghosts & Goblins series, is an interesting beast. Your character, Firebrand, wanders around a very RPG-like overworld map filled with towns, NPCs, and items. Random encounters, however, as well as individual “levels,” warp you into... Re Read more on this news related to 'Gargoyle'
  • Death in a Nordic climate on Midsomer Murders
    Midsomer Murders has featured many strange events over the years. Death by gargoyle and murder by toxic frog would figure highly among them. However, even by the standards of TV's quirkiest crime series, this week's episode is sure to raise some eyebrows. It is partly set in Copenhagen, as Olly Grant reports. Read more on this news related to 'Gargoyle'
  • Demon’s Quest, Gargoyle’s Quest II, And Kirby: Nightmare In Dreamland All Available Now On Virtual Console
    Terrifying demon's, monsters, gargoyles, and of course the scariest video game of all – Kirby. As promised earlier this month , Demon’s Crest and Gargoyle’s Quest II: The Demon Darkness are now both available on the Wii U Virtual Console. Along for the presumably Halloween-themed ride is also the surprise inclusion of Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland, which Read more on this news related to 'Gargoyle'

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