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English Dictionary: gargoyle by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
gargoyle
n
  1. a spout that terminates in a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
  2. an ornament consisting of a grotesquely carved figure of a person or animal
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Gargoyle \Gar"goyle\, n. [OE. garguilie, gargouille, cf. Sp.
      g[a0]rgola, prob. fr. the same source as F. gorge throat,
      influenced by L. gargarizare to gargle. See {Gorge} and cf.
      {Gargle}, {Gargarize}.] (Arch.)
      A spout projecting from the roof gutter of a building, often
      carved grotesquely. [Written also {gargle}, {gargyle}, and
      {gurgoyle}.]

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   Gargoyle
  
      A language for compiler writing.
  
      [J.V. Garwick, CACM 7(1):16-20, (Jan 1964)].
  
      (1994-11-04)
  
  
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