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  1. Edward (St. John),1925–2000, U.S. writer and illustrator.
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Examples from the Web for gorey

Historical Examples

  • At the siege of Ross his father, at Gorey all his brothers fell.


    James Joyce

  • It was a beautiful moment (12th May) when we came to our lodgings at Gorey.

  • In Leinster they say, 'by all the goats in Gorey'—which is a big oath.

  • The red 'coats meeting no further opposition marched cautiously across the island, and encamped for the night on Gorey Common.

  • The outline of the castle and its rock is remarkably fine, and reminded us of Gorey in Jersey.

British Dictionary definitions for gorey


  1. Edward St John . 1925–2000, US illustrator and author, noted for his bizarre humour in such works as The Unstrung Harp (1953) and The Wuggly Ump (1963)
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