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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).
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GORGETS, A kind of pillory: “an iron collar opened by a hinge. It was placed on the neck of the penitent and fastened by the sexton” (Note to quot. below). Hist.Dmf. 1845 Stat. Acc.2 IV. 210:
The celebrated gorgets were removed from their fastenings at the chancel-door of the church.

[O.Sc. has gorgets, id., from 1635; O.Fr. gorgete, the throat, dim. of gorge, idem.]

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"Gorgets n. pl.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 3 Jun 2023 <>



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