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Gurge \Gurge\ (g[^u]rj), n. [L. gurges.] A whirlpool. [Obs.]

The plain, wherein a black bituminous gurge Boils out from under ground.


Gurge \Gurge\, v. t. [See Gorge.] To swallow up. [Obs.]


Etymology 1 vb. (context obsolete English) To swallow up. Etymology 2

n. (context obsolete English) A whirlpool.

Usage examples of "gurge".

In the main, the gurge of swift water under ice and the pop of pine knots in the fire were the dominant sounds of the night.

He came into the sweet night air, and his lungs pumped like bellows, for he had come up in one of the dark gurging pools where ice had not yet formed.

Under this lid, Sukey had seen the pitiful state of Stein's subconscious mind, the old psychic ulcerations, the newly torn rents in his self-esteem, all gurging about in a maelstrom of suppressed violence.