GORGON, N. The Gorgon Was A Maiden Bold Who Turned To Stone The Greeks Of Old That Looked Upon Her Awful Brow.

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The Gorgon was a maiden bold
Who turned to stone the Greeks of old
That looked upon her awful brow.
We dig them out of ruins now,
And swear that workmanship so bad
Proves all the ancient sculptors mad.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"