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GARGOYLES on HOPE CHURCH

A gargoyle is a carved stone, often a grotesque figure with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building.
The term originates from the French gargouille, originally "throat" or "gullet"; or Latin gurgulio, gula, and similar words derived from the root gar, "to swallow", which represented the gurgling sound of water (e.g., Spanish garganta, "throat"; Spanish gárgola, "gargoyle").
A chimera is also a carved grotesque figure but in this case it does not work as a waterspout and only has an ornamental or artistic function. Often these are also usually called gargoyles but to be strictly correct this is wrong.
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