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paddle mitten (noun): a mitten worn by the Red Hunter as he paddles his kayak or umiak. It has a thumb on each side, so that when one side is worn, it can be turned over. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 280


paga (noun; abbr. of Pagar-Sa-Tarna, lit. 'pleasure of the life-daughter'): a grain-based, distilled hard liquor akin to whiskey; sometimes served warm 


paga attendant (noun): a male employee of a paga tavern, who supervises the serving of paga by slavegirls, and collects payment for the paga and the use of the slavegirls Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 77 


paga, drinking vessels (noun): paga, the fermented drink made from Sa-Tarna grain seems to have no traditions surrounding it's service, as is demonstrated by the myriad variety of serving and drinking vessels deemed acceptable by the Gorean imbiber. The following annotations list these examples of drinking vessels: cups, brass cups, glasses, bowls, goblets, metal goblets, a silver goblet studded with rubies, a golden goblet, and a kantharos Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 9 Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 102, 105, 111, 223 and 306 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 22-23 Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 371 Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 71 and 77 


paga tavern (noun): an establishment where food and alcoholic beverages, esp. paga, are sold; in addition, the use of the serving slave is included in the price of the paga bought Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 7 


paga, sa-tarna (noun): a strong fermented drink brewed from sa-tarna (pagar-sa-tarna or Pleasure of the Life- Daughter) grain, the favored drink of Gorean men. A cup in a paga tavern would cost a tarsk bit. One of the large serving bottles may be purchased for a silver tarsk. Paga is served warmed to fiery hot. There seem to be no traditions surrounding it's service as demonstrated by the variety of vessels from which it is, stored, served and drunk.(See: *paga, serving vessels and *paga, drinking vessels) Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 74 Book 8: Raiders of Gor, pages 100, 102, 111 and 113 Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 22 and 23 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 78 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 16 


paga, serving vessels (noun): paga, the fermented drink made from Sa-Tarna grain, seems to have no traditions surrounding it's service, as is demonstrated by the myriad variety of serving and drinking vessels deemed acceptable by the Gorean imbiber. The following annotations list these examples of serving vessels: wineskins or botas made from verrskin leather, bottles so large they must be supported by a shoulder sling, bronze vessels with a similar strap, a hydria or water vessel, as well as bottles, sealed with the insignia of the brewer. Paga is served from kettles, jugs and vats when not sealed in a large or standard sized bottle. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 105, 111, 113, 120, and 171 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 113 Book 8: Hunters of Gor, page 13 Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 371 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, pages 16 and 36 


pagar (noun): pleasure Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 75 


pagar kajira (noun): pleasure slave palm tree (noun): More than 1500 varieties of palm trees exist in the rainforest one of which is the Fan Palm more than 20 ft high and spreads it leaves in the form of a an opened fan it is an excellent source of pure water as much as one liter of water being found almost as though cupped at the base of each leaf's stem. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 310 


palm wine (noun): drink mentioned briefly; no description available. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 429 


panga (noun): two-foot-long heavy curve-bladed bush knife. Book 13 Explorers of Gor, page 287 


Panther Girl (forest girl) (noun): runaway women who live in the forest without free men, taking as slave any man who enters their domain and eventually selling him. Those of the northern forests dress in the teeth and skins of forest panthers which they slay with their spears and bows Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 82 and 118 


panther, jungle (noun): Less dangerous to man than the northern variety inhabitant of the rainforest. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 312 


Parade of Slaves (noun): a presentation of beauty and attractions in which the slaves present themselves one by one usually accompanied by music for the inspection of the guests. Commonly takes place in paga taverns and brothels but may take place elsewhere. Free women are usually not present. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 29 


Paravaci (noun): one of the 4 tribes of the Wagon Peoples, the Paravaci are known as The Rich People. Their standard is a large banner of jewels strung on golden wires, forming the head and horn of a bosk. The value of such a standard is incalculable. The Paravaci brand is a stylized representation of a bosk head: a semi-circle resting on an inverted isosceles triangle. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 14 


parfleche (noun): kailiauk hide is prepared in sheets, cut almost as thin as paper, dried in the prairie sun and layered to form a flat, leather envelope which is sealed with a seam of hardened fat. Used to store food, such as kailiauk meat. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 328 


parsit current (noun): the main eastward current of the waters above the polar basin, so named because of the several varieties of migrating parsit fish which follow it. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 38 


parsit fish (noun): a silvery fish having brown stripes, the follow the 'parsit current' in the polar basin. In Torvaldsland, it is smoked and dried, stored in barrels, and used in trade to the south. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 28, 56, and 63-64 Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 38 


pasang (noun): measure of distance equalling .7 miles Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 58 pasang stone (noun): a stone set up along roads to mark distance to and from certain destinations. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 35 


Passage Hand (noun): the 5-day period between Gorean months, which consist of 5 5- day weeks Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 78 


passion slave (noun): a slavegirl who has been bred, rather captured; specifically, one that has been bred for a particular trait, such as beauty or slave heat or the shape of her lips Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 53 


Peasants, Caste of (noun): the basic caste of Gor; they refer to themselves as the 'Ox on Which the Home Stone Rests' Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, pages 27 and 66 Book 5: Assassin of Gor page 157 


pemmican (noun): strips of dried kailiauk meat pounded into a powder and mixed with fruit, such as chokeberries, is fixed in kailiauk fat and shaped into round, flat cakes. Provides portable protein and energy source. Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 46 


Pentilicus Tallux (noun): a renowned poet of the Ar of one hundred years ago, the Great Theater in Ar is named for him. It has a huge stage which can accommodate a thousand actors. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page110 


People (noun): a division of the Kur military, it is composed of twelve smaller units, the March. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 22 


personal serving slave (noun): a slave assigned or owned by the person she obeys. Her duties may include running errands, general cleaning, or caring for personal belongings. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 366 


Physicians, Caste of (noun): the caste which practices the healing arts; the Physicians are one of the five High Castes which make up the Gorean government; their caste color is green Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 44, 61-63 


pierced-ear girl (noun): a common Turian custom which became popular after the fall of Turia to the Wagon Peoples; such a girl is permanently marked as the most abject of slaves Book 7: Captive of Gor, pages 157, 167 and 319 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 10-11 


Pillar of Exchanges (noun): about one hundred pasangs northwest of Tharna lonely white column of solid marble 400 feet in height and 100 feet in diameter. The solid pillar offers an almost ideal place for the exchange of prisoners. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor page, 141 


Plains of Turia (noun): the southern prairies of Gor, described as a broad grassland, from the Thassa and the Ta-Thassa Mountains to the southern foothills of the Voltai Range. Called the Land of the Wagon Peoples, their holdings extend in the north to the Cartius River. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 3 and 4 


plank collar (noun): a two-piece board hinged at one end and capable of being locked at the other, similar in operation to the stocks of 18th-century America and England; it has two or more semi-circular holes cut in each side so that it may fit around the necks of more than one slavegirl or captive free woman at one time 


Player (noun): one who makes his living as a master of Kaissa, playing for a cup of paga, or perhaps a night's lodging at an Inn. They are not a Caste, but a clan who tend to live apart, their members made up of men from various Castes who often have little in common but fame. Book 5: Assassin of Gor, pages 27 and 325 Book 7: Hunters of Gor, page 47 


Pleasure Garden (noun): the name for a beautifully landscaped walled area at a wealthy Gorean home. Besides the decoration of flowers and foliage, slave girls may be kept there. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 217 


pleasure rack (noun): a device, ranging in complexity from a grid of ropes in a wooden frame to a moveable, adjustable frame with chains, for the display and sexual use of slavegirls and captive free women Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 199 Book 15: Rogue of Gor, page 21 


pleasure silk (noun): sheer, clingy form of silk worn only by slavegirls; wraps like a pareau, with a disrobing loop at the left shoulder Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 322 


Pleasure Slave (noun): a slavegirl whose main function is sexual servitude to her master; traditionally, she kneels with her knees spread wide, and her hands either resting on her thighs or, in some cities, crossed behind her, ready for binding Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 101 


Poets, Caste of (noun): One of the low castes. On Gor the singer or poet is regarded as a craftsman who makes strong sayings he has his role to play in the social structure celebrating battles and histories singing of heroes and cities but also he is expected to sing of living and of love and joy not merely of arms and glory; and too it is his function to remind the Goreans from time to time of loneliness and death lest they should forget that they are men. This Caste is outlawed in Tharna. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 103 


poison (noun): the use of poison of Gor is generally considered not worthy of men. It is against the Code of Warriors. It is thought of as a weapon of women. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, page 18 


Polar North (noun): referring to the area above the Hrimgar Mountains, home of the Red Hunters. Most of this land is tundra, a treeless plain covered with mosses, shrubs, and lichens during the summer. Some two hundred and forty different types of plants grow in the Gorean arctic within 500 pasangs of the pole. In the winter, early spring, and late fall, it is s desolate, bleak, frozen barren alien landscape. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, pages 195-196 


Port Kar (noun): facing the gleaming Thassa by way of the Tamber Gulf, is the crowded, squalid, malignant city at the mouth of the Vosk Delta called Port Kar. It is sometimes referred to as the Tarn of the Sea. It is the only city on Gor that recognizes a Caste of Thieves, and it is the only city on Gor actually built by slaves under the whip of their Masters. The city is a mass of holdings, each almost a fortress, all crossed and divided by hundreds of canals.Port Kar is ruled by a several conflicting Ubars, and, under them, the Council of Captains who are responsible for maintaining and managing the great arsenal, as well as the fleets of Port Kar. Her name is a synonym in Gorean for cruelty and piracy. Book 6: Raiders of Gor, pages 6 and 103 


Port Olni (noun): city located on the North bank of the Olni River. A member of the Salerian Confederation. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 88 pot girl (noun): a slavegirl whose main function is cooking and other menial tasks; used disparagingly Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 164 


Prayer Ring (noun): ring with several tiny knobs on it has circular knob (like the golden circle at the termination of the Initiates staff notifies that one cycle of prayer has been completed. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 20 


Pride (noun): a military unit consisting of 100 Warriors Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 27 


pride veil (noun): the third veil worn by free women; worn under the house veil and over the veil of the citizeness 


Priest-King (noun): Sardar; golden insect-like creatures about a yard wide and almost 18 feet tall with six legs and globe-like head. Keepers of the Sacred Place in the Sardar Mountains. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 75 


Priest-Kings, symbol of (noun): described as a golden circle, which has no beginning or end; the symbol of eternity. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 46 


Prison Moon (noun): of the three moons orbiting Gor, the name given to one of the two smaller ones. Book 5: Assassins of Gor, page 170 


Prition (noun): title of a treatise on bondage written by Clearchus of Cos Book 18: Blood Brothers of Gor, page 139 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 194 


profalarina (adv): a female who is no longer a virgin or 'glana' preceded by the state of 'profalarina' indicating a female who is about to be 'falarina' and before that by 'meta glana' one who looks forward to her deflowering. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 203 Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 128 


prostrate (noun): the slave kneels, bows her head, leans forwward and touches her forehead to the floor, stretches her arms out before her with palms face down and fingers spread. Book 19: Kajira of Gor, page 305

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