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da (conj.): here Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 81


dance, placatory (noun): a dance intended to assuage the anger of a Master. It is usually free-form, depending on the situation. The 'Contrition Dance' of Turia is an example of a formal placatory dance. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 332 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 44 


dar (adj.): holy; priest Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 150 


Dar-Kosis (noun; lit. 'holy disease'): an incurable wasting disease, also known as the 'Sacred Affliction' , so named because it is regarded as being holy to the Priest-Kings and those who are afflicted are considered as consecrated to the Priest-Kings. The disease is highly contagious, and those who suffer from it are required to wear yellow robes, and constantly sound a wooden clacker to warn of their approach. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, pages 113 and 150-151 


Dar-Kosis Pit (noun): a place where those afflicted with Dar-Kosis may voluntarily incarcerate themselves while they die. These huge pits have rudimentary shelter and a well. Once within, the sufferer may never leave. Food and necessities are thrown down from tarnback to help the diseased Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 151 


deck cage (noun): small cages fastened to the deck of a ship to transport slaves not kept in hold. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 26 


deck stones (noun): white smooth soft stones used for sanding boards and decks on ships. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 98 


degradation stripe (noun): a 2"-wide band shaved into the hair of men captured by talunas, or panther girls; it runs from the forehead to the nape of the neck. Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 137 


delka (noun): fourth letter of the gorean alphabet it corresponds to the Earth letter D and is formed as the Earth 'delta'. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 176 


Delta Brigade (noun): a rebel group which quietly fought Cosians with 'resistance' tactics during their occupation of Ar. Their trademark was a bloody 'delka' mark often slashed into the skin of their victims. The existence of this unorganized group began from a comment made in a tavern by Tarl Cabot. The rumor led others, independent of each other, to use similar tactics, which convinced the Cosians of a more concerted effort against them. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 176-189 


dice (noun): many forms of dice games exist on Gor, ranging from those played with a single die to five dice. Various symbols are usually painted on their surfaces. Some are sold in sealed boxes bearing their cities imprint. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 59 and 60 


dina (noun): a small, short-stemmed flower indigenous to hillsides; sometimes called the 'slave flower', it is often used as a design for slave brands; sometimes used as a slave name Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 61 


disk golden tarn (noun): the gold tarn disk of Ar is considered to be the standard by which other cities, such as Ko-Ro-Ba and Port Kar. set the value of their own coinage. It is worth, generally, 10 silver tarsks, but standardization is slight due to the shaving or splitting of the coin as well as faulty scales that contribute to the debasing of the coinage. Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 155 


display chain (noun): slave girls who are sold in groups are put into a chain which may be fastened taut at either end; the girls are spaced on the chain so that they don't crowd together and be more easily displayed; unclothed always. Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 14 


display slave (noun): a slavegirl whose primary purpose is for the display of her beauty to reflect the affluence of her Master; often chained in coffle with other display slaves behind the palanquin or other transport of her Master Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 367 


dock eel (noun): a black freshwater fish, 4' long & weighing 8-10 lbs.; carnivorous; they inhabit the shallow waters around the dock and wharves of river ports Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 155 Book 16: Guardsman of Gor, page 130 


Double Knowledge (noun): their are two forms of knowledge provided on Gor. The simpler or first knowledge is taught to the lower castes, and includes some misinformation as compared to the Second Knowledge, taught to the higher Castes. The term, 'Double Knowledge' refers to the fact that high castes are privy to both knowledges. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 41 


double leashing (noun): a method of slave control. Either two collars with leashes are affixed to her neck, or a collar with a leash on opposite sides is used. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, pages 360-361 


drum, Red Hunter's (noun): large, heavy, handled and disklike. The frame, made of wood with a cover of Tabuk hide, is struck on the frame with a stick, giving the drum an odd resonance sound. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 261-262 


dung sack (noun): used to contain bosk (or any) dung after it has been raked up or collected; also employed as a punishment when slave girls are forced to 'spend a night in the dung sack'. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 285 


Dust Legs (noun): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens; so called because they were the last tribe to domesticate kaiila Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 148 


Duty of the Twelve Joys (noun): Muls (slaves to the Priest-Kings) wash completely 12 times a day. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 111 

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