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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


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; cloth shaped like an inverted 'T' with a beveled crossbar fastened behind the neck & falls before the wearer's body; the crossbar then passes between her legs & 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, & 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 


canjellne (verb): challenge Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 21 


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 it's 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 scent (noun): an anesthetic widely employed to render it's 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 and 116 


carnarium (noun): refuse pit Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 38 


carpet plant (noun): a plant of the rainforest area inland of Schendi, having tendrils that are sometimes used as a source of drinking water and used in this example to bind a bandaged wound. Book13: Explorers of Gor, page 347 


cart (direction): a gorean compass point equivalent to south west; the river Cartius was so named because of it's 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 which 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. It's 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): (noun): the Sand Band of the Kaiila Tribe of the Red Savages 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 which is conferred by birth on Goreans except for slaves, outlaws, and Initiates. There are 5 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.) who 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, page 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): 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 


cats-cradle game (noun): a string game popular in the Gorean North Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 196 


chain luck (noun): the attempt to capture a slavegirl without having a particular target in mind Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 61 


chalwar (noun): baggy pants of diaphanous silk, worn by slavegirls 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- clout over the curla by the slavegirls of the Wagon Peoples Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 329 


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 


CINBIAK (acronym): a gentle warning often employed throughout the books. It's 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 


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 


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 


Code of the Warrior (noun): a creed characterized by a rudimentary chivalry emphasizing loyalty to the Pride Chiefs and the Home Stone; warrior's are expected to know and live by it's dictates. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 41 


coffle (noun): a method of chaining a line of slaves together for trekking; common methods are to link the slaves by the left ankle, left wrist, or throat; also, the line of slaves itself; sometimes called a 'slaver's necklace'. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 135 


Coin Girl (noun): a slavegirl who, with a coinbox 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, page 89-90 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 143 


coin merchant (noun): terminology for all gorean bankers, ranging from the 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 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, page 26 and page 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): 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 light- weight (but effective) chain has been attached in order to set off the dancer; a common type consists of a large oval of chain to which wrist cuffs and/or ankle cuffs are attached; once the two sides of the oval have been attached to a ring on the collar; 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: Magician of Gor, page 33 


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 it's contents. 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 rivited around the neck of the bond-maid. 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, page79 


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 collar which fits more loosely and resembles a hinged ring looped about the throat. 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 slavegirl; 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 


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) (abbrev: C.A.) 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 


Cos (noun): an island 400 pasangs west of Port Kar and hundred pasangs north of Tyros; notable for growing ta-grapes on it's terraced hills. The perpetual enemy of Ar. It's capitol city is Telnus. Other cities are Selnar, Temos and Jad. As the western border of known Gor, the waters beyond it are referred to as 'the World's End' by those who have first knowledge. 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 


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, page 7 and page 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, pages 104 and 127 


coup (noun): the complicated ranking of battle exploits by the Red Savage tribes. The coup earned by an individual are reflected in the feathers and adornment to which he is entitled. Interestingly, killing the enemy ranks far beneath the besting of an enemy. A first warrior who strikes an armed enemy with an open hand is rewarded with the first coup; the 2nd and 3rd man to accomplish this would receive 2nd and 3rd coup. Killing an enemy with a bow and arrow from ambush might be counted as only a fifth or seventh coup. The counting or tallying of coup within the tribe determines his entitlement to certain advantages. Book 17: Savages of Gor, pages 44-45 


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. Each scar is placed by members of the Clan of Scar Makers. The can be read by each tribe of the Wagon Peoples as easily as one reads a newspaper. Each scar represents a 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 


curla (noun): the red waist cord worn slave- girls of the Wagon Peoples; supports the chatka Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 30 Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 328 


Cur-lon 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 7: 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 


czehar (noun): musical instrument consisting of a flat, oblong box, having 8 strings which are played with a horn pick; similar to a Japaniese koto Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 108 

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