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agal (noun): length of cord that is used to bind the kaffiyeh to the head of the wearer, usually several loops secures it. The kaffiyeh is the head covering of the tribesmen of the Tahari, a folded, squarish cloth. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 20 and 301)
ah-il (noun): a unit of measure, the distance from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger, c. 18”; analogous to the Earth cubit; 10 ah-il equal one ah-ral (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50)
ahn (noun): the Gorean hour, of which there are 20 in a Gorean day, numbered consecutively; it consists of 40 ehn (minutes), and each ehn of eighty ihn (seconds). The tenth Ahn is noon, the twentieth midnight. (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 26; Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 352)
ah-ral (noun): a unit of measure equaling 10 ah-il or approximately 180 inches (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 50)
Alars (noun): a nomadic wandering herdspeople well known for their skill with the axe and the Alar sword, they travel in wagons in the northern plains, but tend to camp near settlements, unlike the southern wagon people. Their Freewomen do not wear veils, rather simple, corded, belted, woolen, plain, widely sleeved, ankle-length dresses, tied snugly. There are few slaves in the Alar camps because Freewomen kill them. The Alars tend to be fair in complexion, blonde-haired and blue-eyed. (Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 43, 45, 47, 48, 50 and 72)
al-Ka (noun): first letter of the Gorean alphabet; corresponds to the Earth letter ‘A’ (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 38, Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 94)
All Comrades (noun): a warrior society of the Kaiila tribe of Red Savages; also known as the Fighting Hearts; the sign for All Comrades is the heart over a black horizontal line with a lance below it on the flanks of their kaiila. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 314)
alphabet, Gorean (noun): composed of 28 characters derived from the various alphabets of Earth, such as Greek, Roman, oriental or Cretan influences, among others. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 9)
altron (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet.
amomona (noun): Kaiila or Dust Leg word meaning baby or doll. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 230)
amphora (noun): two handled, narrow necked vessel with a narrow, pointed base; it is commonly buried overnight in the earth in a storage hole with only its neck left above the surface; to cool certain beverages (Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 257)
Anango (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste, located very far south of the equator, almost beyond the ken of most Goreans, close to the shore of Thassa. The jungles of its interior serve as the setting for many fanciful stories of strange races, mysterious plants and fabulous animals. The “magicians of Anango” are well known everywhere except on Anango. They speak Gorean.
ankle rack (noun): device used to lock a girl’s ankles in wooden stock, secured with a metal bolt on a chain. Girls who have been repeated runaways may be held in place to have their tendons cut or feet amputated. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 68)
anklet, identificatory (noun): temporary metal anklet fastened about a captured Earth girl’s ankle for transportation to Gor; used in place of a collar. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 181)
ant, marcher (noun): inhabiting the rainforest floor, they appear in swarms, known in the jungles of Schendi as ‘The Marchers.’ These are aggressive carnivorous insects. Each is about 2 inches long, with a shiny black exoskeleton and two antennae. Their name is derived from their, apparently seasonal, marches through the jungle in a single column, yards wide and pasangs in length. They may number in the millions, their paths widening to as much as 500 feet when they overtake, swarm over, and devour all flesh, living or dead, in their path. Their bite is extremely painful, but not poisonous. Their victims die from being weakened from relentless attack, being overcome until they are still. Tarl Cabot and the small men, led a column of Marchers, by baiting them with fresh meat, the ants, weaving like a whispering black snake through the jungle until they overran an encampment of the Mamba people, Cabot's intended target. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 399-403)
anteater (noun): more than six varieties inhabit the rainforests of Schendi. The great spined anteater grows to 20 feet in length and feeds on white ants or termites, breaking apart their towering nests of toughened clay with mighty claws then darting its four-foot saliva coated tongue, drawing thousands into its narrow tube-like mouth. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 293 and 312)
applause (noun): as on Earth, a sign of approval; on Gor, however, it is performed by striking the right hand against the left shoulder (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 94)
apple like larma (noun): single-seeded apple like fruit; a
variation of the succulent juicy larma with a single seed; commonly called
pit fruit. (Book 20: Players of Gor, page 267)
ar (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 383)
Ar, city of (noun): the largest, most populous, and most luxurious city of Gor. A city of lofty cylinders, spires, towers, lights, and high bridges lit by lanterns connecting many of the towers. Surrounded by great walls, its great Gate opens onto the Viktel Aria and there are forty other gates as well. Her politics lack the grandeur of the city itself. The powerful of Ar contributed to a disaster in the delta by not supporting their own army against the invading forces of Cos. Her citizenry burned their gates and tore down their walls to aid the Cosians. Those Warriors betrayed by their city returned to it; their goal to liberate Ar by whatever means to revenge her humiliation and regain the glory that was hers. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 64; Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 25; Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 256)
Arani (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai (Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 307)
archon of records (noun): a magistrate who is a records officer
for a stated district or city. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 442)
Aretai (noun): a major tribe of the Tahari; their vassal tribes are the Arani, Luraz, Raviri, Tajuks, Tashid, Ti, and Zevar; their war-cry is ‘Aretai Victorious!” (Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 47 and 160)
Argentum (noun): a city which is an ally of Ar and an enemy of Corcyrus and Cos; it is very southwest of Ar. Cladius is Ubar of Argentum. The city claims ownership of nearby silver mines that might be as rich as those of Tharna.
Argentum Road (noun): road goes from Argentum east to the Viktel Aria, which then leads south to Ar.
Aria (adjective): of Ar, as in Viktel Aria which translates to “The
Triumph of Ar” (Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 217)
arrow, flight (noun): about forty inches in length, it is metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers from the wings of the Vosk gulls. This and the sheaf arrow are used with the gorean long bow. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 68)
arrow, hunting (noun): an arrow with a long tapering point fastened firmly to the shaft to assist in easy removal from prey. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 40)
arrow, Torvaldsland war (noun): dark and more than a yard long, its shaft is an inch thick. It is piled with iron and barbed. Its feathers of the black-tipped coasting gull are five inches long, set in the shaft on three sides. The arrows are carried in a cylindrical quiver. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 234-235)
arrow, war (noun): the head of this arrow has an angled, wider base that is not as securely connected to the shaft; if the shaft is pulled to attempt removal, the head is more likely to break off and remain in the wound. Used by the Red Savages. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 40)
Ar’s Station (noun): an outpost of the Ubarate of Ar and trading station on the south bank of the Vosk, founded four years after Pa-Kur’s hordes gathered there, prior to their war against Ar. Ar’s Station was Ar’s stronghold on the Vosk. When Cos landed at Brundisium, and moved it’s forces toward Ar’s Station, Ar failed to act because of political treachery. Ar’s Station eventually fell to Cos. It stands at the northern terminus of the Viktel Aria that leads to Ar, also known as the Vosk Road. (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, pages 62-63; Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 164; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 18-19; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 16)
arthropod (noun): a creature found in the tunnels of the Nest of the Priest-Kings. It is eight feet long and a yard high with a multi-segmented body and eight legs. Its eyes are on long stalks. (Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 82)
artic gant (noun): migratory bird that nests on cliffs in the Hrimgar Mountains, the southern border of the polar north. When frozen, their eggs are eaten like apples. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 196)
askari (noun): an inland word which may be translated roughly as ‘soldier’ or ‘guardsman’ (Schendi) (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 152)
Askari Hodari (noun): a salute to the honor of another warrior; in Ushindi it means ‘Brave Warrior’ or simply ‘Warrior’. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 442)
Asperiche (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste, located south of Teletus and Tabor.
Assassins, Caste of (noun): the caste of those who kill for pay; exists only in Ar; their caste color is black (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 6)
assassin’s helmet (noun): black helmet sometimes marked with the golden slash of the messenger. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 192)
aulus (noun): Gorean word for flute.
Axe Glacier (noun): Glacier northeast of Torvaldsland, farthest north, in the valley of Hrimgar Mts., between two mountains of stone.
axe, great (Torvaldsland) (noun): described as a great, curved, single bladed axe of hardened iron with a blunt hammer-like head, it is carried in a leather loop hung from a broad leather belt worn from the left shoulder to the right hip. It is fastened there by a hook, that the weight of the ax will not turn the belt, which fits into a ring in the master belt. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 27, 39 and 50)
axe, Kurii (noun): great, double-bladed iron axe some seven or eight
feet in height. The blade, from tip to tip is two feet in width. The handle
is made of carved, green needle wood, round and four inches in diameter.
(Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 171)
Bakahs (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars (Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 153)
baleen whale (noun): bluish blunt-finned whale, hunted by the Red Hunters (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 334)
baleen whale bone (noun): whale bone from the Baleen Whale used to fashion instruments and weapons by the Red Hunters. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 334)
band (noun): Kuriian military unit consisting of twelve “Beasts” or “Kurs”; its leader is called a “Blood” (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22)
Barrens, the (noun): vast tracts of rolling grasslands, lying east of the Thentis Mountains. They are not as barren as the name suggests, but perhaps the nomenclature is intended to discourage their penetration. Not as arable as the rest of Gor because of the presence of the Thentis mountains and the absence of large bodies of water. They have extreme seasonal temperatures; bitterly cold winters and long, hot, dry summers. Their climate can also include booming thunderstorms and tornadoes and blizzards in which snow can drift as high as the mast of a light galley. The grasses, shorter at its western edge, can reach a height of several feet as one moves further east. No white man has ever penetrated to the eastern edge of the Barrens. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 64-65)
bastinado (noun): a punishment not otherwise described, however the earth translation is a beating, especially with a stick or cudgel. The beating may be specifically to the soles of the feet. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 445)
ba-ta (noun): second letter of the Gorean alphabet; corresponds to the Earth letter ‘B’ (Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 94)
Battles of Oxen (noun): a gladiator-type competition popular in Tharna; men are yoked with horns fitted to them; they battle each other in an arena, one trying to gore or maim the other. (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 112)
Bazi (noun): a free coastal port which make commerce possible with Cos and Tyros and the land based cities. The people are brown skinned.
Bazi plague (noun): a deadly, rapidly- spreading disease with no known cure; its symptoms include pustules that appear all over the body, and a yellowing of the whites of the eyes. Also called pox, it is believed to be transmitted by lice. Survivors of the pox convey immunity to their offspring. Slaves diagnosed with pox are usually killed as a method of containing the disease. (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 325; Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 117)
Bazi tea (noun): very aromatic tea brewed fresh from Bazi leaves. Traditionally in the Tahari, it is an herbal beverage served hot and heavily sugared; ceremonially drunk from three tiny cups (similar to Urth’s espresso cups) at a time, in rapid succession. Served in a fashion similar to the Japanese Green Tea Ceremony on Urth, it is a very beautiful and elaborate serve by the kajira. In the North, Bazi Tea is highly prized, but served less formally as tea is served on Earth, for example. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 38; Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 206, 209 and 212)
beads on a chain (noun): a reference to free women chained in a coffle, it is an oblique reference to ‘slaver’s necklace’. Slaves on such a necklace are referred to as ‘jewels’, whereas a free woman is merely a ‘bead’. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 161)
Beast (noun): a Kuriian military formation consisting of two Hands (six Kur) and two Eyes (leader of a Hand) is called a Beast or Kur. Its military leader is called a Blood. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22)
beer, rence (noun): steeped and fermented from the pith and crushed seeds of the rence plant, it is a drink of the rence growers of the Delta of the Vosk. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 18 and 44)
beheading (noun): this ancient form of execution is seen as an option when the offender is of the same Home Stone; it consists of stripping, beating and beheading the offender and is considered a merciful death. (Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 14-15)
belly chain (noun): a chain that fits around a girl’s waist and cannot be removed because of a girl’s wide hips. There is a heavy padlock at the girl’s back. In the front of the chain is a heavy medallion-like metal disk with kef on it.
belly, position (noun): a form of obeisance position with a girl on her belly and her head to boot or floor, palms pressed flat to floor; variations can include kissing the Master’s boot. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 34)
belly, slave (noun): navel of a slave girl. Only slaves on Gor display their navels. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 143)
below-deck girl (noun): the term used for slave girls transported in the hold of a ship. They are held in individual cages and because of infestations of lice, all of their body hair is shaved. The term ‘below-deck girl’ is used derisively especially by those slave girls allowed to remain on deck in cages, who need not have shaved heads, though all slaves on a slaver ship are unclothed. (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, pages 318-321)
Besnit (noun): a small city within a hundred pasangs of Esalinus and Harfax. It is an ally of Harfax. Besnit does not upkeep its roads in order to isolate itself. It is next to impossible to reach the city in the spring due to the rains.
bina (noun) lit. ‘slave beads’): slave jewelry, usually consisting of plain metals, colored string, wooden or cheap glass beads; sometimes used as a slave name (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 82)
binding fiber (noun): stout twine made of strips of leather or of a fiber like hemp; a piece long enough to circle a slave girl’s waist 2-3 times is often used as a belt for her slave tunic (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 64; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 375, 376 and 383)
binding strap (noun): a strap ¾” wide and 18” long commonly used for binding the wrists and/or ankles of prisoners and slaves (Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, pages 237 and 274)
bint (noun): fanged, small carnivorous freshwater marsh eel which inhabits the rivers of the rainforests inland of Schendi; a large school of bints can strip a carcass in minutes; similar to the piranha of Earth (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 267, 271)
biscuits (noun): a dried pressed biscuits described as baked in Kailiauk from Sa-Tarna flour. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 328)
black bread (noun): baked from Gorean grains, heavy and dark. (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 13)
black chain (noun): work gangs, ostensibly free, but often “conscripted” or “drafted.” They are free labor, but not slave. These chains may be other colors as well, depending on their purpose. (Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 301)
black wine (noun): described as a very expensive drink, even in Thentis, where it is grown. It is the same as coffee, the original beans were probably imported from earth. It is traditionally served steaming hot with white and yellow sugars and powdered bosk milk, as desired and in tiny cups, or as a thick, bitter brew sipped from tiny cups. (See also “second slave”) (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, pages 106-107; Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 89; Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 73; Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 20-21; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 244)
blanket position (command): This not a true command but is still an action the slave should remember. When a blanket or a cloak or covering of any sort is thrown over a slave girl’s head, she may not speak or rise; she must remain silent and motionless until freed from it by a freeperson (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 94)
blindfold, gorean (noun): consists of two rounded pieces of soft felt, three to four inches in diameter, and the binding which is several turns of a dark thick, folded cloth, tied behind the head. The rounded pieces fit over the eyes, held in place by the scarf or tie. It is not normally used in transportation, the slave hood being preferred in those instances. (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 201)
block melodies (noun): certain melodies commonly used in slave markets in the display of merchandise. They are intended to ‘set the mood’ in the mind of potential buyers. (Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 37)
Blood (noun): in Kuriian military organizations; a leader of a military unit of varying sizes and strengths depending on his rank; the smallest Unit led by a Blood is ‘Kur’ or ‘Beast,’ followed by ‘Band’ ‘March’ and ‘People,’ each unit a large multiple of the former (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22)
blotanhunka (noun): the term for a war party leader of the red savages; he tends to be more experienced and mature, and exerts more control over the larger group. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 249)
blubber hammer (noun): used by the Red Hunters to pound whale blubber to loosen it’s oil, it is wooden handled and has a stone head. The oil is used in oil lamps, for example.
Blue Caste (noun): caste of Scribes, one of the “High Castes” (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 44)
Blue Flame (noun): controlled by the Priest-Kings; seemingly emerging from the heavens, this flash of energy literally burns its victims to wisps of ash in an instant, enveloping him in a fierce blue combustive mass. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 207-208)
Blue-Sky Riders (noun): a warrior society of the Fleer tribe of Red Savages, represented by a semicircle curved blue line over a black horizontal line on the flanks of their kaiila (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 260)
Blue Sky Song (noun): a refrain from the Wagon Peoples which says in part ‘though I die, yet there will be the bosk, the grass and sky’. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 263)
boards, chained on (noun): an ancient modality of execution that involves the person being chained, by collar and shackles, on parallel upright boards. Like the punishment of hanging from an iron collar, the victim may take two to three days to die; these structures are most common in harbor cities near the wharves. (Book 23: Renegades of Gor, pages 14-15)
body chain (noun): closely meshed length of chain about 5 feet in length that can be used in a variety of ways to bedeck or secure a slave. Some are decorated with semi-precious stones and wooden beads. Detachable lock and snap clips allow the chain to be transformed from slave jewelry to slave restraint. (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, pages 71-72; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 281)
bola (noun): this is a primary weapon of the Wagon Peoples. It consists of three long straps of leather, about five feet long each, terminating in a leather sack that contains a heavy, round metal weight. Whirled to great speed above the head, it is released high or low, depending on its intent, rapidly injuring or entangling its prey. If it is thrown low, it can entangle legs or even break a leg. If thrown higher it can lock arms, strangle a man or even crush a skull. The Wagon Peoples usually entangle a foe and then kill him with the quiva. Bolas are also used to hunt tumits. There is also a bladed bola used more to kill than to capture. Also employed as a game where slave girls are ordered to run, while the Freemen attempt to ensnare them with the bola; its image is a Kas‘sar brand (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 24; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 299)
bondage knot (noun): a knot, tied by a slave girl in her long hair near her right cheek or below her right shoulder that has two meanings, depending on how it is used. If a slave approaches a Freeman and kneels naked before him, looping the knot herself she silently begs for use. If a Freeman ties the knot himself, notably during a time of battle, it is his way of marking the girl as taken if he must continue on, leaving her bound behind. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 27 and 321; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 299-300)
bond-maid (noun): the term for a slave girl used in Torvaldsland; also called a girl whose belly lies under the sword (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 44)
bond-maid brand (noun): described as a half circle about an inch and a quarter in width, adjoined at it’s right tip by a steep, diagonal line an inch and a quarter in height. In the north, the bondmaid is referred to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 44)
bond-maid circle (noun): a female who enters the circle, drawn in the dirt for example, is declaring herself a bond-maid by the laws of Torvaldsland. She may enter voluntarily or be thrown into it bound and naked. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 44)
bond-maid gruel (noun): see slave porridge also; a porridge served to bond-maids in Torvaldsland made of dampened Sa-Tarna and raw fish (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 67)
bone, baleen whale (noun): whale bone from the Baleen Whale used to fashion instruments and weapons by the Red Hunters. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 334)
bones (noun): a game played with pieces carved from bones that are shaped to resemble an animal; a bone is dropped from a players hand and the bone which remains upright is the winner. (Beasts of Gor, pages 184-185)
bosk (noun): similar to Urth’s bison, a huge, shambling animal, with a thick, humped neck and long, shaggy hair. It has a wide head and tiny red eyes, a fearful temper, and two long, wicked, curved and pointed horns. The horns, from tip to tip may measure two spears in length. It is for good reason the bosk is called ‘The Mother of the Wagon Peoples’. Its flesh and milk furnish food and drink, shelter is made from its hides, and clothing from its tanned and sewn skins. Weapons are made from the leather of its hump and many tools and implements from its bone and horns. Even the dung is dried and used for fuel. The bosk is reverenced and the penalties for its slaughter without reason are extreme. The meat may be roasted, broiled, boiled, stewed, fried, or dried. (Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 45; Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 4-5; Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 26; Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 34; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 234)
bosk cheese (noun): Sharp in taste and travels well, resisting molds in their hard rinds. Described as melted to be served over open suls. (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 168)
bosk horn (noun): a sounding horn used by the Tuchuk tribes of the Wagon Peoples in battle for signaling; fashioned from the horn of the bosk. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 259)
bosk milk (noun): milk from the bosk, a staple of life for the Tribes of the Wagon Peoples. In some areas, it is available in powdered form. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 5)
Boswell Pass (noun): Pass through Mts. of Thentis to Barrens.
bota (noun): a bag with a reclosable stopper or cork, commonly made of verrskin leather; used to transport liquids. Often utilized by serving slave girls, especially in the camps. (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 112; Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 36; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 428 and 429)
bound by the Master’s will (phrase): refers to a slave being commanded to hold position, as though bound, hands clasping opposite wrists until she is released. (Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 227; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 388)
bow, horn, of the Innuit (noun): bow formed with split pieces of tabuk horn, bound with sinew which is not effective beyond thirty yards, used in the land of the Innuit to hunt tabuk on the tundra. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 205)
bow, horn, of the Wagon Peoples (noun): favored by the Wagon peoples, it hangs from their saddles. It does not have the range or force of the more powerful long bow or cross bow, but it is a fearsome weapon at close range. The young men of the Wagon Peoples are not given a name until they have mastered the bow, the lance and the quiva. (Book 13: Nomads of Gor, pages 11 and 66)
bow, long (noun): the Gorean long bow is the height of a tall man. It has a flat back and a round belly and may be made of supple Ka-la-na wood. A proficient bowman should be able to loose 19 arrows in a Gorean ehn. It is not as popular among Goreans because of some impracticalities of use. It cannot be used from the saddle, and the warrior must be standing or kneeling to aim, making him a target. It is favored by the peasants who make them and is also known as the peasant bow. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 2 and 3; Book 22: Dancers of Gor, page 303)
bow, northern (noun): a short bow, with short, heavy arrows, heavily headed, it is accurate with a short range of a hundred and fifty yards. It somewhat resembles the Tuchuk bow of layered horn in its accuracy and striking ability, which is about a hundred and fifty yards. It is useful for close combat on a ship, and can easily be fired through a thole port with the oar withdrawn. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 52)
bow, ship (noun): short stout maneuverable bow, easy to use in crowded quarters easy to fire across the bulwarks of galleys locked in combat. (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 307)
bow, small (noun): used with great skill by the Red Savages from kaiila back. No Gorean weapon can match its rate of fire. A skilled warrior can fire ten arrows into the air, the last leaving the bow before the first has returned to the earth. It is highly maneuverable and easy to conceal. It can easily be swept from one side of the kaiila to the other. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 46)
bracelets or chaining Position (command): This position is used to put on slave bracelets for chaining the slave. A common place to chain slaves is to their Master’s bed or at a Tavern where there are rings in the walls that a Master may use to attach a slave to while he goes about his business. She places her hands behind her back, her shoulders pushed back and her breasts thrust outward, her hands clasped tightly behind her back, ready for bracelets to be placed on her. (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 146; Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 78)
bracelets, hook (noun): leather cuffs with locks on them and snaps; they are soft and the snaps require no key. Some men enjoy them on their slaves; by means of the straps the locked cuffs may variously secure the girl. (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 297)
bracelets, slave (noun): any of a variety of handcuff type restraints; used to restrain the wrists of slaves and others; usually metal. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 156)
brak bush (noun): a shrub whose leaves have a purgative effect when chewed; traditionally, branches of it are nailed to house doors during the Waiting Hand to discourage the entry of bad luck into the house for the New Year (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 211)
brand (noun): a mark burned into the flesh of animals and slaves to mark them as property; specific brands include the kef (common kajira brand), Dina, Palm, mark of Treve, mark of Port Kar, mark of the Tahari, mark of Torvaldsland (a girl whose belly lies under the sword), Tuchuk brand of the four bosk horns (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 189; Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 51)
brand, bond-maid (noun): described as a half circle about an inch and a quarter in width, adjoined at its right tip by a steep, diagonal line an inch and a quarter in height. In the north, the bondmaid is referred to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 87)
brand, chain and claw (noun): one of two brands almost never found on Gor. This brand tends to occur in the lairs of Kurii agents on Earth. It signifies slavery and subjection within the compass of the Kur yoke. The other brand normally not found is the moons and collar. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 12)
brand, kajira (noun): common brand, the first letter of the expression ‘kajira’ which is the most common Gorean expression for female slave; bearing a distant resemblance to the printed letter ‘K’ in several of the Western alphabets of Earth, it is a simple mark and rather floral, a staff, with two upturned, frondlike curls, joined where they touch the staff on its right. More flowery than the common cursive Kef, it is very symbolic: the two frondlike curls indicate femininity and beauty; the staff, in its uncompromising severity, indicates that the femininity is subject to discipline; the upturned curves on the frondlike curls indicate total openness and vulnerability. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 9, 12)
brand, merchant (noun): a tiny brand in the form of spreading bosk horns for any wishing to do business with the Wagon Peoples that allows their passage over the plains; the stigma connected with this brand is that it suggests that any approaching the wagons do so as slaves. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 34)
brand, moons and collar (noun): one of two brands almost never found on Gor. This brand normally occurs in certain Gorean enclaves on Earth, which serve as headquarters for agents of Priest-Kings. It consists of a locked collar and, ascending diagonally above it, extending to the right, three quarter moons; this brand indicates that the girl is subject to Gorean discipline. The other brand normally not found is the chain and claw. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 12)
brand, passage (noun): a tiny brand in the form of spreading bosk horns
found on the forearm of goreans, its presence guaranteeing their safe
passage, at certain seasons, across the plains of the Wagon People.
(Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 34)
brand, knife (noun): Most brands are applied by a white-hot iron, but those common to the Schendi jungles differ. This brand is done with a blade cutting a specific design, not the normal designs found elsewhere, into the flesh and then rubbing a powder into the mark, coloring it much like a tattoo. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 330)
brand, thief’s (noun): tiny ¼ inch, three-pronged brand worn on the cheek of those of the Caste of Thieves, who are found only in Port Kar. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 104; Book 17: Mercenaries of Gor, page 239)
branding rack (noun): a device to which a new slave girl is chained for branding; her hands are chained above her head, but the rest of her body is free to move, except for whichever thigh is to be branded, this being held motionless in a large vise (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 71; Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 121)
bread, black (noun): mentioned without description (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 13)
bread, Sa-Tarna (noun): gorean bread made from Sa-Tarna grain, described
as yellow, and since it is usually described as being cut in wedges,
probably baked in a round flat pan. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 114;
Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 349; Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 191; Book
21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 22; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 469
breeding wine (noun): a sweet beverage which counteracts the effects of
slave wine, making a slave girl fertile; also called second wine (Book
18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319)
brown vart (noun): carnivorous animals that rest clinging upside down on branches.
Brundisium (noun): one of the largest and busiest ports of Gor and a commercial metropolis with 11 towers; it is 100 pasangs south of the Vosk Delta on the Thassa. The Genesian Road links it with other coastal cities. Brundisium served as the staging point for the Cosian invasion of Ar. (Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 38; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 101 and 147; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 19)
bucket, grease (noun): a narrow, cylindrical, capped bucket full of tar and tallow that hangs under wagons, the handle of a brush protruding through a hole in the cap. This accessory is commonly used to grease moving parts on the wagons. (Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 19)
Builders, Caste of (noun): the caste which includes architects, draftsmen, stonemasons, etc.; the Builders are one of the five High Castes included in the government of Gor; their caste color is yellow. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 62)
burnoose (noun): the loose, billowing outer robes favored by the men of the Tahari in caravan, it is invariably white in color, to reflect the rays of the sun. The billowing, flowing movement aids in cooling the body, as it circulates over damp skin. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 73)
buttons (noun): a ‘recent’ innovation for slave attire, not used on
the garments of Freepersons. Most garments are fastened with hooks, pins or
brooches. Buttons are considered rather sensuous on Gor. (Book 11:
Slave Girl of Gor, page 417)
cage, plastic (noun): a means of exhibiting slave girls outside a slaver’s establishment suspended from the roof of the portico or in a tier of cages with a comely wench inside. (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 286)
cage wagon (noun): used to transport both male and female slaves, this wagon has bars surrounding it that can be light or heavy in strength depending on the slaves transported; male slaves are commonly chained by neck, ankles and wrists to wooden stalls within.
Camerius (noun): the third month of the Gorean calendar (in Ar and some other cities) (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 235)
camisk (noun): simple, poncho-like slave garment, about 18” wide (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 64; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 107; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 77)
camisk, Turian (noun): a style of camisk worn by slaves in the city-state of Turia; it consists of a piece of cloth shaped like an inverted ‘T’ with a beveled crossbar; it fastens behind the neck and falls before the wearer’s body; the crossbar then passes between her legs and is then brought forward snugly at the hips; it is held in place by a single cord that binds it at the back of the neck, behind the back and in front at the waist (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 160; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 107; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 155)
Canals of Bila Haruma (noun): Man-made canal from Lake Ushindi to Lake Ngao.
canjellne (verb): challenge (Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 21)
canphi (noun): a long-handled, stone-bladed tomahawk used by the Red Savages.
capture cubicle (noun): a room designed or arranged for the capture of an unwary Free Woman, normally this captured Free Woman is then enslaved. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 42)
capture knot (noun): a knot recognized for its unique turnings as rope or binding fiber tied by a Warrior; usually in the capture of a slave girl but also used on any likely foe. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 58)
Capture of the Slave Girl (game): a game played by male children to teach them to see females in terms of her most basic and radical nature.
capture position (command) : The girl lies on her back with her knees raised, heels on the floor in a standard, supine capture position.
capture scent (noun): chloroform; an anesthetic widely employed to render its victims unconscious; a rag soaked with it is held over the mouth and nose or shot into the victim as an anesthetic dart (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 115-116)
Caresses of the Master’s Steel (noun) A Master places his steel blade between a slaves legs, moving it upward along her inner thigh or belly.
carnarium (noun): refuse pit. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 38)
carpet plant (noun): a plant of the rain forest area inland of Schendi, having tendrils that are sometimes used as a source of drinking water (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 347)
cart (direction): a gorean compass point equivalent to southwest; the river Cartius was so named because of its direction from Ar, southwest. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 3 footnote)
cart, leather-slung fee (noun): a public or rented ‘coach’ for transportation of passengers with seats facing each other. Its carriage is suspended by strong leather that causes a swaying, many times bringing on motion sickness for passengers. Large hides are often suspended underneath to store items, as is a grease bucket for greasing the axles. (Book 23: Renegades of Gor, pages 19-20)
Cartius River (noun): broad, fast-flowing tributary that flows into the Vosk river far to the south and west of Ar. It is composed of three rivers, the Cartius Proper, Subequatorial Cartius, and Thassa Cartius. Its name is taken from the word cart, a compass point indicating southwest. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 2; Book 5: Assassins of Gor, page 207; Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 106)
Casmu Band (noun): a subgroup of the Yellow-Kaiila Riders (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 315; Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 24)
Caste Codes (noun): ethical teachings of Gor whose origins are lost in antiquity. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 40)
Caste, Gorean (noun): rigid social structure that is conferred by birth on Goreans except for slaves, outlaws, and Initiates. There are five high castes (Initiates, Scribes, Builders, Physicians, Warriors), privileged by their status to be privy to Double Knowledge, unlike the many lower castes (tradesmen, craftsmen, artisans, artists, etc.) that may know only First Knowledge. Governments are elected and administered by High Caste members only. The Caste is a source of life long pride and brotherhood. The welfare of the Caste takes precedent over individual members. It is possible to change caste, but it is rarely done. To lose Caste is the ultimate in dishonor. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 41-42; Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 71; Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, pages 209-211; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 186-187; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 378))
Caste Sanctuary (noun): similar to seeking Sanctuary in a church; in times of need, a caste member can ask for sanctuary under another caste member’s roof. (Book 5: Assassins of Gor, pages 207-209)
catapult (noun): this ancient military device is used extensively in the naval battles to control the Vosk River fought by the pirate armada of Ragnar Voskjard and Policrates against the alliance headed by Callimachus of Port Cos. Stones and clay bowls filled with burning pitch were hurled from ship to ship during their battles. (Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, pages 10 and 12)
catapult, cordage of (noun): example of how the female slave on Gor,
‘earns her keep’. Even her hair, described as soft, glossy, silky and
resilient, stronger than vegetable fibers and more weather resistant, is
used, shaved from her head, as raw material for catapult cordage. (Book
18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 245; Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page
302; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 8 and 44; Book 25: Magicians of Gor,
cestus (noun): these are spiked leather gauntlets, used primarily in gladiatorial combat. There are also knife gauntlets, which are a bit more deadly, such as the four-bladed dagger cestus of Anango.
chained on boards (noun): an ancient modality of execution that involves the person being chained, by collar and shackles, on parallel upright boards. Like the punishment of hanging from an iron collar, the victim may take two to three days to die; these structures are most common in harbor cities near the wharves. (Book 23: Renegades of Gor, pages 14-15)
chains, dancing (noun) : a chain arrangement that is used with certain dancing styles; she is fastened within bracelets to which very light gleaming chain is attached, the chain is looped up through a loop in her collar. The chain passes freely within the loop, a wrist ring is fastened on her right wrist, the long chain is fastened to this and loops down and up, ascending gracefully to a wide chain ring on her collar, through which it freely passed, then descending, looping down, and ascending, looping up, gracefully, to the left wrist ring. If she stands quietly, the palms of her hands on her thighs, the lower portions of the chain, those two dangling loops, are about at the level of her knees, just a little higher.
chain luck (noun): the attempt to capture a slave girl without having a particular target in mind (Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 61)
chalwar (noun): baggy pants of diaphanous silk, worn by slave girls of the Tahari; similar to the harem trousers of Earth (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 105)
chamber slave (noun): slave of the Priest Kings restricted to use within a particular chamber; these slaves cannot leave the chamber and are to serve the Freeperson living there fully. (Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 36)
Char (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 307)
chatka (noun): the strip of black leather, some 6 inches by 5 feet long, worn like a breech cloth over the curla by the slave girls of the Wagon Peoples (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30; Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329)
cheese, bosk (noun): described as melted over suls. (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 168)
cherries (noun): grown in Tyros.
chocolate (noun): chocolate on Gor is probably from beans grown from cacao trees brought from Earth. (Book 19: Kajira of Gor, pages 42 and 61)
chronometer (noun): variety of rare and valuable devices used for various calibrations such as time keeping, including candles, sun dials, sand glasses, clepsydras (water clocks), and oil clocks. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 358)
chronometric sleeping mat (noun): mat with power switch and chronometric temperature device which may be set to have the mat turn cold before the first light as one has little inclination to remain in a freezing bed. The mat is rolled up or folded back after each use.
CINBIAK (acronym): a gentle warning often employed throughout the books. Its letters stand for ‘Curiosity Is Not Becoming In A Kajira’ (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 14; Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 315; Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 122, 151, 233, 277 and 290; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 447)
Cities of Dust (noun): the Gorean land of the dead, or underworld (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 61)
citizenship and free labor (concept): In the cities, the rights of citizenship are clearest and free labor has held its own. In rural areas that fall outside the sphere of influence of nearby cities, it is difficult to be a citizen of a city if one cannot reach it within a day march. Retention of citizenship may be contingent on such things as attending public ceremonies, such as an official semi-annual taking of auspices, and participating in numerous public assemblies, some of which are called on short notice. The inability of the rural inhabitants to effectively exercise citizenship leads to disenfranchisement, or most often a fierce independence, repudiating allegiance to anything save one’s own village. The farmers, or peasants, are more likely to suffer from the results of cheap competition than their urban brethren.
Civitatis (noun): Gorean word meaning ‘of the city of’; “Civitatis Trevis” = of the city of Treve
clad Kajir (phrase): among the Wagon Peoples, this phrase refers to slaves who wear four articles; the curla, chatka, kalmak and koora. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30)
Clearchus Road (noun): also called West Road it leads from the southwest to the Sardar, once a common route to the Fairs. It is north of the new Cyprianus Road. The Clearchus Road passes for several pasangs through the Clearchus woods, a haunt of brigands. A graveled and rutted road, sometimes paved with logs and plated stone. It can be impassable in rainy weather and dusty in dry, warm weather. The edge of the woods of Clearchus is about two hundred pasangs from the fairgrounds of the Sardar.
Clearchus Woods (noun): 200 pasangs west of the Sardar Mts.; a place where many brigands hide out.
Clearus (noun): a village in the realm of Tor.
clepsydra (noun): a water clock, mentioned, but not described.
clock, Kaissa sand (noun): a device used for timing kaiisa moves, it has a spigot arrangement to enable the flow of sand. When it is open for one player, it is off for the other. Each player enables it, as his play is completed. (Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 85)
clock, oil (noun): mentioned as an example of the chronometer technology available on Gor. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 358)
clock, sand (noun): large, cylindrical and re-set at midnight, the twentieth ahn, and perhaps at noon, as well. (Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, pages 180 and 185)
clock, water (noun): mentioned, but not described. May also be called a clepsydra. (Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 212; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 358)
close chains (noun): ankle chains with a mere four inches of chain between them; used for captured free woman so they may maintain their modesty.
Code of the Warrior (noun): a creed characterized by a rudimentary
chivalry emphasizing loyalty to the Pride Chiefs and the Home Stone;
warriors are expected to know and live by its dictates. (Book 1:
Tarnsman of Gor, page 41)
coin girl (noun): a slave girl who, with a coin box and triangular flat bell chained around her neck, is sent out in the streets of a city to earn money from masters in return for her sexual use; woe to the girl who does not return with a jangling coin-box attached to her neck chain (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, pages 89-90; Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 143)
coin merchant (noun): terminology for all gorean bankers, ranging from the fellow sitting on a rug in his booth on the street to the financial institutions on the ‘Street of Coins’. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 411)
collar (noun): any of several iron or steel devices that fit around the neck of a slave; in Torvaldsland, they are of iron, hinged, and fastened with a rivet; in Turia, the steel is rounded and loose enough for a man to insert his hand beneath it. The first collar seen by Tarl Cabot was a simple band of steel, which he took to be jewelry. Slave girls are required to repeat the four purposes of a collar on demand; they are: (1) to visibly designate the wearer as a slave; (2) to impress her slavery upon her; (3) it identifies her master, and (4) it provides ease of leashing. The Gorean word for collar is ko`lar. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 26 and 46; Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 80)
collar, coffle (noun): various types of steel collars with rings front and/or back to hook 3 to 4 ft lengths of chain between them; some hinged in the back. (Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 135)
collar, cord (noun): collar made of cord fashioned from the rence plant; it is worn by rencer slaves and carries a small disk to identify the owner. (Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 341)
collar, dance (noun): a collar to which lightweight (but effective) chain has been attached in order to set off the dancer; a common type consists of a large oval of chain roughly three yards in circumference, to which wrist cuffs and ankle cuffs are attached; once the two sides of the oval have been attached to a ring on the collar, the chain gives about 36” of play for each hand, and 18” play for each foot; much used in the Tahari. There are variations depending on the region. (Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 143)
collar, leather leash (noun): a leather slave collar with attached which may be used when the slave is to be led, usually for reasons of security. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 143)
collar, lock (noun): a hinged collar easily removed by the use of a key; usually of flat stock, c. 1-1/2” to 2” high; usually worn by trained slaves; the lock has one pin for each of the letters in the word ‘kajira’ (Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 51)
collar, message (noun): worn by slaves who convey messages, it is a thick, high, leather collar, fashioned by Turians, literally sewn around her throat. Sewn inside, within the leather itself is a message, written on a small piece of rolled rence paper. The slave girl often does not know that her collar carries a message and of course would never know its contents; unfortunately, she is sometimes killed, as in “Kill the Messenger.” (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 35, 40, 48 and 49; Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 127)
collar, northern (noun): a utilitarian sounding collar made of black iron with an iron ring to be used if a chain is attached. It is riveted around the neck of the bondmaid. (Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 85)
collar, plank (noun): a two-piece board hinged at one end and capable of being locked at the other. It has two or more semi-circular holes cut in each side so that it may fit around the necks of more than one slave girl or captive free woman at one time. (Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 69; Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 60)
collar, plate (noun): collar of flat stock which is hammered about a slave’s neck; usually worn by untrained slaves (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 13)
collar, shipping (noun): a temporary collar showing that the slave girl is part of a cargo. (Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 79)
collar, transport (noun): a collar with a metal tag attached listing destination or other vital information, to be used during transport of a slave. (Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 73)
collar, Turian (noun): a slave collar of cylindrical stock, rather than the normal flat stock of northern lock collars; fits more loosely that a lock collar and resembles a hinged ring, looped about the throat, enabling it to turn around the wearer’s neck. A man can get his fingers inside a Turian collar and use it to drag the girl to him. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 29; Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 251)
Collaring Feast (noun): a private feast for a young tarnsman and his family and friends; held to celebrate the capture of his first slave girl; during it, the girl formally submits to him as his slave, then proceeds to serve him at the Feast and afterwards in his quarters (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 52)
combing circle (noun): a whimsical method of grooming. A group of kneeling slaves form a circle, each combing the hair of the one in front of her. (Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 112)
Companionship Price (noun): the gift, in money or goods, given by a man to the father of the woman he wishes to take in Free Companionship (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 174)
common slave wagon (noun): used to transport female slaves, it is covered in yellow and blue canvas with a single central bar running the length of the floor where the girl’s ankles are attached; this bar is hinged on one end, near the wagon box, and locked near the wagon’s gate.
Companionship Price (noun): the gift in money or goods given by a man to the father of the woman he wishes to take in Free Companionship (Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 174)
con (conj.): from (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 179)
contasta (adv); (lit. ‘from the founding of’): means of determining chronology; equivalent to the Earth term AD (Anno Domini) (Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 179)
Contests of Arms (noun): gladiatorial contests where men fought to the death were banned in Ar when Kazrak of Port Kar became administrator of that city. (Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 11)
Corcyrus (noun): a city southwest of Ar, and to the east and somewhat north of Argentum. The ocean is more than one thousand pasangs to the west. It was once ruled by Sheila, a Tatrix and was allied with Cos.
cordage of catapult (noun): an example of how the female slave on Gor, ‘earns her keep’. Even her hair, described as soft, glossy, silky and resilient, stronger than vegetable fibers and more weather resistant, is used, shaved from her head, as raw material for catapult cordage. (Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 245; Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 302; Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 8 and 44; Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 49)
Cos (noun): an island 400 pasangs west of Port Kar and hundred pasangs north of Tyros; notable for growing ta-grapes on its terraced hills. The perpetual enemy of Ar, its capitol city is Telnus. Other cities are Selnar, Temos and Jad. As the western border of known Gor, those who have first knowledge refer to the waters beyond it as ‘the World’s End’. To those Goreans with second knowledge, who are taught that Gor is spheroid, the expression is merely a figure of speech. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 139, 174, and 312; Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 35)
Cosians (noun): derogatory name given to gangs of youth and young ruffians in Ar, affecting Cosian garments and haircuts. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 168)
Cosian Wingfish (noun): also known as songfish due to its whistling mating song; a tiny blue salt-water fish with four poisonous spines on its dorsal fin; found in the waters off Port Kar; its liver is considered a delicacy in Turia. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 84-85; Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 139)
cothornoi (noun): a form of high platform boots worn by an actor as part of his costume.
couching law (noun): any Free woman who voluntarily ‘couches’ with the slave of another may be taken as slave herself by the Master of the slave she ‘couched’ with. (Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 7 and 303)
Council of Captains (noun): the governing body of the city of
Port Kar, their administrative status is below that of the various Ubars who
control the city. The Council is responsible for maintaining and managing
the great arsenal, as well as the fleets of Port Kar. (Book 6: Raiders
of Gor, pagse 104 and 127)
courage scar (noun): A facial marking of the warrior of the Wagon Peoples. This scar is the first one applied and without it no other scars can be applied. Members of the Clan of Scar Makers place each scar. Each tribe of the Wagon Peoples can read the scars as easily as one reads a newspaper. Depending on its position, color, shape, each scar represents an act of courage and honor in the wearer’s life. The Courage Scar is the highest and most important. (Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 15-16, 68 and 343)
crawl position (command): This is very similar to belly but there are differences. She gets down on all fours, her head down and crawls to the Master’s feet placing a kiss upon them.
crossbow (noun): called the weapon of the Assassin, it is considered more accurate at short distances. Described as having heavy cable and leaves of steel, it can be loaded and kept loaded like a firearm. (Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 2)
Curlon Fiber (noun): fiber spun by the Swamp Spiders (Spider People) and used in the textile mills of Ar (Book 1, Tarnsman of Gor, page 83)
Curulean (noun): the most prestigious slave auction house in the city of Ar (Book 6: Captive of Gor, page 355)
cylinder (noun): the primary architectural form of buildings in major Gorean cities; they are of varying heights and colors, flat-topped and cylindrical, connected by narrow, colorful bridges that arch between them. (Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 23)
cymbals (noun): There are various sorts similar to the ones found on Earth. (Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 209)
Cyprianus Road (noun): also called the New West Road it was named for the engineer in charge of building it. It leads to the Sardar fairs from the southwest. It reduced traffic on the Clearchus road, which had always been a dangerous road. The Cyprianus also passes through less rough terrain.
czehar (noun): musical instrument consisting of a flat, oblong box,
having eight strings which are played with a horn pick; similar to a
Japanese koto (Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 108)
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