Hi Patsy - Abaddon .. lovely word: that gargoyle looks to be on the ground .. ohterwise run baby run! Cheers Hilary
I've always liked this word. It has a nice rhythm to it. It's sad that I don't really get a chance to use it.
I will keep my distance.
Yikes! Please tell me this is man made and not a fossil!
Linguistically, I wonder if its related to Armageddon.
It sounds as though it might derive from "a bad 'un" ?? Good word, Patsy.
Great word and not one I have heard before. Should it ever creep up on me unexpectedly though, I will be sure to run.
Twinned with Abingdon?
As far as I can remember he was quite high up, Hilary.
It's not easy to drop it into casual conversation, Misha.
Probably wise, Alex.
I'd assumed it was man made, Maggie - now you've got me wondering!
I love gargoyles. :)
Oh, I don't know, Mac. I wonder if Google does? Hang on ...
Hmmm, both seem to come from Hebrew and to be biblical, so it looks like you're right.
It does, Frances - or maybe that phrase comes from the word?
I favour the backing away slowly methid of escape, Joss - but as long as we get away I don't suppose it matters much.
I couldn't possibly say, Stuart ...
Me too, Chrys although *pedantry alert* this is a grotesque, not a gargoyle. The difference is that water (usually rain) can run through a gargoyle and out of its mouth whereas grotesques are solid.
It is also, fittingly enough, the name of a character on the TV show Supernatural. A demon, of course.
It's a good name for a baddy, Linda.
And what a wonderful illustration you've found for it!
Also used for a supernatural baddie on 'Torchwood'
Didn'y know that, Pauline - not seen it for a long time.
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