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Bakahs (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Kavars Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 153


bana (noun): jewelry, of precious metals and stones, worn by free persons Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 82 


bar (noun): struck in a certain pattern by an iron hammer. When heard, it signifies the divisions of the day in certain houses. May also serve as an alarm. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 85 


bara (command; lit. 'belly'?): at this command, a slavegirl will lie on her stomach, with her wrists crossed behind her back, ready for binding, and with her ankles crossed, ready for binding Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 77 Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 145 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 415 


barbarian (noun): a native of the planet Earth; usually used in a derogatory sense in reference to slavegirls from that planet. Also defined as slave girls captured from outlying regions or cities. Barbarian slave girls from Earth are considered shamelessly sensual. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 20 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 83 


bargemen, Cartius (noun): interrelated clans of fathers and sons, claiming Caste for themselves, who operate the barges that cross the Cartius River. The barges are constructed of layered timbers of Ka-la-na wood and are towed by teams of river tharlarion. Their passengers are bound for Turia. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 3 and 4 (footnote) 


bark cloth (noun): the inner bark of the pod tree dyed scarlet and plaited and pounded into a cloth akin to burlap but softer; it has a variety of uses including a rough wrap around the hips of a slave constituting her only clothing in some instances. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 287 


Barrens, the (noun): a 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 it's 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 


bat, ball and (noun): A game, similar to Earth's 'keep-away' consisting of two 2-man teams. It is played with a wooden bat and wooden ball. Not for the weak or wary Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 140 


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 plague (noun): a deadly, rapidly- spreading disease with no known cure; its symptoms include pustules which 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 an 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): an herbal beverage,very aromatic. Served hot & heavily sugared; traditionally drunk 3 tiny cups at a time, in rapid succession. Brewed from Bazi leaves.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 women 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. It's military leader is a Blood Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22 


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 


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, page 318 - 321 


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 slavegirl'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 3/4" wide and 18" long commonly used for binding the wrists and/or ankles of prisoners and slaves Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 237 and 274 


bint (noun): small carnivorous freshwater fish 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, page 267 and 271 


black wine (noun): described as a very expensive drink, even in Thentis, where it is grown on the mountain slopes. It is the same as coffee, and the original beans were probably imported from earth. Served steaming hot with creams or sugars as desired (See *second slave) or as a thick, bitter brew sipped from tiny cups. 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, page 20-21 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 244 


blanket (position): when a blanket or cloak or covering of any sort is thrown over a slave girl she may not speak or rise; she must remain silent until the blanket is lifted by a free person 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 


Blue Flame (noun): controlled by the Priest-Kings seemingly emerging from the heavens this flash of energy literally burns it's 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 semi circle 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): a 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, page 14-15 


body chain (noun): closely meshed length of chain about 5 feet in length which 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 


bondage knot (noun): a loose knot tied in a slave's long hair near her right cheek or before her right shoulder that has two meanings, depending on how it is used. If a slave girl approaches a Master and kneels naked before him, looping the knot herself, she silently begs for use. If a Master 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, page 27 and 321 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, pages 299-300 


bond-maid (noun): the term for a slavegirl used in Torvaldsland also called a girl whose belly lies under 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): a porridge served to bond-maids in Torvaldsland made of dampened Sa-Tarna and raw fish Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 67 


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. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 185 


bosk (noun): large, shaggy, long-honred bo- vine similar to the Earth cow; cattle Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 45 Book 4 : Nomads Of Gor, pages 4 and 5 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 26 Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 34 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 234 


bota (noun): a bag with a reclosable stopper or cork commonly made of verrskin leather; used to transport liquids and is 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 bow man 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: Dancer of Gor, page 303 


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 


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 girl may be variously secured by the locked cuffs 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 etc. 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 it's right tip by a steep, diagnonal line an inch and a quarter in height. In the north, the bond-maid is reffered to as a woman whose belly lies beneath the sword. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 87 


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, passage (noun): a tiny brand in the form of spreading bosk horns found on the forearm of goreans, it's presence guaranteeing their safe passage, at certain seasons, across the plains of the Wagon People. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 34 


brand, penalty (noun): small 1/4" brands that mark a convicted liar, thief, traitor, etc. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 310 


brand, thief's (noun): tiny 1/4", 3-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 slavegirl 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 


breeding cell (noun): also called a breeding stall. A slave who is designated to be bred is taken there. Both kajira and kajirus are hooded and though they will never know the other's identity their coupling is public, observed by Masters and others. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 175 


breeding wine (noun): a sweet beverage which counteracts the effects of slave wine, making a slavegirl fertile; also called second wine. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 319 


bride price (noun): this fee is one paid by a Free Man to her family, for a Free Woman as he takes her as a Free Companion. If a man free's a slave, the slave's family is bound by honor to grant her to him without bride price. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 71 


Brundisium (noun): one of the largest and busiest ports of Gor and a commercial metropolis, 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. It's 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

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