sa (noun): 1) life 2) daughter
sacramasax (noun): short stabbing sword used by the Alars, similiar to the gladius.
Sacred Place (noun): the name given to a place located in the Sardar Mountains. It is considered taboo, perilous, and, until the time of Tarl Cabot, no man had ever returned from a journey to it.
saddle, tharlarion (noun): constructed with the leather seat mounted on a hydraulic fitting which floats in a thick lubricant. This saddle is made to absorb shock with the added ability of the seat always being parallel to the ground.
Sa-eela (noun): one of the most sensual and erotic of slave dances; it consists of five distinct portions; belongs to the class of slave dance known as Lure Dances of the Love Starved Slave girl
sa-fora (noun): chain daughter, a slave.
Sais (noun): a town, part
of the Vosk League, located west of Ars Statio, Jorts
Ferry, Point Alfred, Jasmine, and Siba.
sajel (noun):a drug which causes harmless pustules to erupt on the body; in combination with gieron, it reproduces the symptoms of the Bazi plague
salamander (noun): an inhabitant of the brine pits of the salt mines of the Tahari, they are white and blind with long stemlike legs with fern-like filaments which are feather gills.
Salerian Confederation (noun): It is also known as the Four Cities of Saleria. The Confederation consists of the cities of Ti, Vonda, Port Olni and Lara, which all lie on the Olni River. The largest and principal city is Ti. The Confederation is a growing power in the north. Ti is farthest from the joining of the Olni and Vosk Rivers, Port Olni is next in line, then Vonda and Lara. Lara lies at the junction of the Olni and Vosk. This alliance is one reason the Olni River is mostly free of pirates. The Confederation got its name because the oath of the league was signed in the meadow of Salerius on the northern bank of the Olni between Port Olni and Vonda. The Confederation maintains close relations with Cos due to their mutual distrust with Ar.
salt, red (noun): red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen.
salt shark (noun): a long bodied (12' or more) carnivorous fish having gills situated under the jaw, several rows of triangular teeth, a sickle- like tail, and a sail like dorsal fin; inhabits brine pits such as those of the Tahari
salt, yellow (noun): references to yellow salt as 'of the south' and on a table exist, but no other description has been found.
salt, white (noun): mined by the slaves who manage to live through a punishing march over the white hot crusts of salt of the Tahari Wastes to Klima, for example. Salt, mined from the Tahari makes up 20% of the salt used in various products of Gor. The forced marches to Klima can only be done in the fall, winter, or spring when the surface temperature of the salt crusts reach 160 degree's Farenheit and the air temperature ranges from 120 to 140 degree's. The mining, harvesting, sifting, purifying and packaging process turn out nine qualities of salt which are shipped all over Gor.
Samnium (noun): sometimes spelled Semnium, a city, some two hundred pasangs east and a bit south of Brundisium, an ally of Cos. It's original meaning was "Meeting Place".
san (adj.): one; fem. sana
sa-fora (noun; lit. 'chain-daughter'): slave girl
sand clock (noun): large, cylindrical and re-set at midnight, the twentieth ahn, and perhaps at noon, as well.
sand clock, Kaissa (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.
sa'ng (adj.): without
sa'ng-fori (noun; lit. 'without chains'): freedom
sar (noun): king
Sardar (noun): 1) priest-kings, large (c. 8 ft. tall) intelligent insects who are the true rulers of Gor; 2) the mountain range where the Priest- Kings live (see below)
Sardar Fairs (noun): huge fairs held 4 times each year at the foot of the Sardar Mountains; they coincide with the equinoxes and solstices (En'Kara, En'Var, Se'Kara, and Se'Var); for the during of the Fair, the area is neutral territory: no one may be enslaved at the Fair (though slaves captured elsewhere may be sold), and no blood may be spilled; serves as a trading point for information and merchandise; every Gorean is required to visit the Fair at least once before the age of 25
Sardar Mountains (noun): It is more than a thousand pasangs from Ko-ro-ba, in the North. Described as not being as large or impressive as the Voltai or the Mountains of Thentis, this range is the home of the Priest-Kings. The Sardar fairs occur at the base of the mountains four times a year.
Sa-Tarna (noun; lit. 'life-daughter'): grain, specifically wheat
Sa-Tarna bread (noun): gorean bread made from Sa-Tarna grain, described as yellow, and since it is usually described as being cut in wedges, probably baked in a round flat pan.
Sa-Tassna (noun; lit. 'life-mother'): meat; food in general
Scagnar (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It is located in the far north. Thorgard is its Jarl.
scar, courage (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.
scarlet rug (noun): a submission rug used in Tharna on which a free woman naked and bound with yellow cords must submit as slave to her Master first hearing him recite a ritual poem then yielding physically.
Schendi (noun): a port city just south of the equator, having a population of c. 1 million citizens, most of whom are black; is the base of operations for the League of Black Slavers which are pirates and known for their cruelty on shipping. The city is an equatorial free port and ships going to and from Schendi are safe. The slaving is commonly restricted to the high seas and coastal towns well north and south of Schendi. Its waters are open to shipping year round.
Schendi gull (noun): inhabiting the area around Schendi on the Thassa, they nest on land at night.
Schendi, rainforest of (noun): a vast rain forest covering thousands of square pasangs on the equator. It's western border is the Thassa and it's port of Schendi. Two great lakes puncturate it's center, Lake Ngao and Lake Ushindi, four hundred pasangs apart. The rain forest is home to myriad varieties of insects, birds, fish, mammals, rodents and reptiles and some of the most unique flora to be found on Gor.
Scribes, Caste of (noun): the caste concerned with history, accounting, record keeping, etc.; one of the five High Castes which make up Gorean government; their caste color is blue
scibe slaves (noun): scribes that have been captured, they do the bookkeeping no one else wants to do. they are above other slaves with the fact they can read and write, but aren't above, like all slaves, cooking, cleaning and warming the furs
scmitar (noun): the preferred weapon of the tribesmen of the Tahari. A wickedly curved blade, so sharp that a bit of silk dropped upon it would fall, parted, to the floor. The wielder of such a weapon presses forward with lightening moves, in rapid, diagonal, figure-eight strokes, his booted foot stamped forward, his body turned to the left, minimizing target, his head to the right, maximizing vision, his rear foot at right angles to the attack line, maximizing leverage, assuring balance. On kailla-back, it is carried, sheathed, hanging from the saddle.
scimitarus (noun): a two-handed sword used by the Tahari.
scorpion (noun): found in the canopy level of the rainforest.
scytale (noun): a marked ribbon wrapped around a spear. When the marks are aligned, a message can be read.
se (adj.): second
sea sleen (noun): long, sleek, mammal with flippers and six legs, and double fanged jaws, can weigh as much as 1000 pounds and as much as 20 feet in length, hunted by the Red Hunters for food and pelts. There are four varieties of sea sleen in the north including the black sleen, brown sleen, tusked sleen, and flat-nosed sleen.
sea sleen, rogue (noun): rare broader headed more dangerous variety of sea sleen found in the Polar North.
second growth patches (noun): area's of the jungle that are impenetrable or almost impenetrable, not characteristic of the virgin rain forest. They occur when land is cleared and abandoned. Often found along rivers.
Second Knowledge (noun): the education available to the higher castes; it is more esoteric, and includes knowledge of Earth
second slave (phrase): referring to the serving of black wine, it indicates that the consumer prefers to drink it without sugar or milk; from the fact that the sugar and milk are placed in the cup by one slave before the beverage is poured into the cup by a second slave
second wine (noun): see breeding wine
seduction slave (noun): a kajirus used to seduce a Free Woman into violating the couch law and becoming slave.
Se'Kara (noun; lit. 'second turning'): the seventh month of the Gorean calendar, that of the autumnal equinox, roughly equivalent to the Earth calendar month of September
Se'Kara-Lar-Torvis (noun): The Second Kara or the Second Turning the month of the autumnal equinox but usually called simply Se'Kara
self-contract, limited, slave (noun): an arrangement wherein a Free Woman contracts to be an experimental slave for a period of time ranging from one night to a year. Her documents will contain a specified termination date.
Selnar (noun): the third month of the Gorean calendar (in Ko-ro-ba and some other cities)
semnium (noun): a public building which houses the high council, or governing body.
sereem diamonds (noun): a transparent mineral which is precious because of its rarity; is red with flecks of white
Se'Var (noun; lit. 'second resting'): the tenth month of the Gorean calendar, that of the winter solstice, roughly equivalent with the Earth calendar month of December
Se'Var-Lar-Torvis (noun): the Second Resting of the Central Fire simply known as Se'Var.
sharks (noun): there are several varieties of sharks on Gor, saltwater and freshwater. The common shark is nine-gilled and its skin is very rough and abrasive. Varieties include river sharks, salt shark, marsh shark, white sharks of the north and the Vosk and Laurius sharks.
shark, marsh (noun): deadly fresh water hunter of the Gorean Marshes, similar in shape to the shark of earth.
shark, river (noun): a narrow, black, vicious, carnivorous fish with a triangular dorsal fin, which inhabits the rivers of Gor.
shark, salt (noun): a long-bodied (12' or more) carnivorous fish having gills situated under the jaw, several rows of triangular teeth, a sickle-like tail, and a sail-like dorsal fin; inhabits brine pits such as those of the Tahari.
sheaf arrow (noun): slightly over a yard long, metal piled and fletched with three half-feathers made from the wings of the Vosk Gulls. This, and the flight arrow, is used with the gorean long bow.
shelter trench (noun): to escape the blistering heat of the Tahari, where temperatures can reach 175 degree's Farenheit, a trench, 4 or 5 feet deep and 18 inches wide is dug. Temperatures are 50 degrees cooler 1 or two feet below the surface of the desert. The trench is drawn perpendicular to the path of the sun, so it provides the maximum shade for the longest period of time.
she-quadrupled, modality of (noun): an instruction whereby the slave performs her regular duties upon hands and knees without the benefit of the use of her hands. In this mode she may not rise to her feet and may use only her mouth and teeth to grasp and manipulate objects.
She-Sleen Position (command): Also known as "assuming the modality of the she-quadruped." She falls to her hands and knees, her head down on the floor, her hindquarters thrust high for viewing and/or her Master's pleasure. "Serving in the modality of the she-quadruped" is an instruction whereby the slave performs her regular duties upon hands and knees, without the benefit of the use of her hands. In this mode she may not rise to her feet and may use only her mouth and teeth to grasp and manipulate objects.
she-urts (noun; short for 'she-urts of the wharves'): homeless free girls - runaways, vagabonds, orphans, etc. - who live near the canals in port cities, surviving by scavenging, begging, stealing, and sleeping with paga attendants; they sleep wherever they find space, and usually wear a brief tunic instead of Robes of Concealment
shield, Kurii (noun): a wide iron shield, round and four feet in diameter.
shield, northern (noun): round and wooden, variously painted, they are reinforced with iron bands, or leather, or small bronze plates. Hung, overlapping over the side of a ship, they are an indication of peaceful intent.
shield, round (noun): The round shield is formed from concentric, overlapping layers of hardened leather riveted together and bound with hoops of brass. It is fitted with the double sling for carrying on the left arm. Normally the Gorean shield is painted boldly and has infixed in it some device for identifying the bearer's city.
shield, signal (noun): the men of Torvaldsland use different colored shields as a means of communication. Two that are universal are the red shield which means, 'war', and the white shield meaning, 'peace'.
shield, Turian (noun): unlike the common Gorean shield, the Turian shield is oval.
ship bow (noun): short stout maneuverable bow, easy to use in crowded quarters easy to fire across the bulwarks of galleys locked in combat.
shipping collar (noun): a loose, generic collar worn by slaves when being shipped as cargo
ship, round (noun): heavy cargo and passenger ships having up to 3 banks of 10 oars to a side; not as swift or maneuverable as ram- ships having a keel-to-beam ratio of 6:1; has 2 rudders and 2 permanent lateen-rigged masts; carries a crew of 20-25 free men plus up to 200 oar-slaves.
ship, tarn (noun): a type of ram-ship being long and narrow with a shallow draft a straight keel a single lateen-rigged mast and a single bank of oars; at the prow below the waterline is a ram shaped like a tarn's head; it also carries light catapults shearing blades and other weaponry.
shrub, kanda (noun): A shrub of the Gorean desert; a lethal poison can be extracted from its roots while chewing the leaves has an addictive narcotic.
shu (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from oriental calligraphy; represents the sh sound
Siba (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, located west of Ars Station, Jorts Ferry, Point Alfred, and Jasmine.
sidge (noun): a letter of the Gorean alphabet; derived from cuneiform
side-block girl (noun): a slave girl sold for a fixed price from the side block of a slave auction house, instead of auctioned from the main block; used disparagingly
Sign of the Hammer (noun): the sign of Thor, made by holding up a clenched fist. In Torvaldsland, spiritual allegiance is to ancient gods, such as Odin and Thor.
signature knot (noun): a complex knot whose tying is known only to the one who invented it.
silk girl (noun): term used by those of Torvaldsland to denote a slave girl from the southern cities; often used disparagingly
silk slave (noun): a male pleasure slave; usually in attendance on a free woman
silver ships (noun): the name given to gorean space ships used on periodic visits to earth for the harvest of barbarian girls and other goods called 'Voyages of Acquisition'.
silver tarsk (noun): a coin considered to be of much value by most goreans. It is worth 100 copper tarks in most cities. Ten silver tarks is the equivalent of one gold piece of one of the high cities. Many gold pieces are standardized against the golden tarn disk of Ar.
silver tubes (noun): charged cylindrical weapons manually operated; incorporated principles much like the 'Flame Death Mechanism'.
silver yoke (noun): In Tharna, male slaves are brought into the presence of the Tatrix in a yoke made of solid silver, presumably to show the Tharnan's contempt for riches. The yoke itself was valuable enough to be the ransom of an Ubar.
sim plant (noun): a rambling, tangled vine-like plant with huge, rolling leaves, raised in the pasture chambers of the Nest.
Singers, 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. The Caste name is interchangeable with Caste of Poets.
sip root (noun): a bitter root whose extract is the active ingredient in slave wine
sirik (noun): a arrangement of chains used to display a slave girl rather than confine her; it consists of a collar, to which about five feet of chain is attached; part way down the chain is a pair of manacles, and the chain terminates in a set of shackles
sirik, work (noun): resembles the common sirik but the wrists, to permit work, are granted about a yard of chain. Like the common sirik, it is a lovely chain; women are beautiful in it.
six-strap (noun): one of a series of straps used in the navigation of a Tarn, namely to climb steadily and to the left.
Skjern (noun): an exchange island, a free port administered by members of the Merchant Caste. It lies west of Torvaldsland. They seldom venture south or as far inland as Ko-ro-ba.
slave basket (noun): a wicker basket strapped to a tarn to transport slaves.
slave bells (noun): tiny bells which give off a sensual shimmer of sound; threaded by the dozen on thongs or chains, they may be tied or locked around a girl's ankles or wrists, or attached to her collar; are worn or removed only at the whim of a Master, usually used so a Master will know the whereabouts of his slave.
slave belly (noun): the area of the abdomen around the navel; so called because only slave girls expose their navels
slave blanket (noun): thin cotton-like blanket woven from the soft fibers of the Rep Plant to protect her from the cold.
slave box (noun): 1) small, square (3x3') iron box, with a door having a viewing aperture of 7"x1/2" in the middle, and a pass through of 12x2" at the base; a punishment device for slaves; 2)a small ventilated box, barely large enough to contain a slave, sometimes used in the transport & delivery of slaves after purchase
slave bracelets (noun): manacles; there are 3 links between the wrist rings
slave cage (noun): a small cage, just big enough for a slave girl to sit or curl up, in which she may be placed as cargo
slave chamber (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.
slave dance (noun): any of the sensuous and lascivious dances performed by slave girls to entertain their Masters; designed to display the sexual heat of the performer, and invite her use by Masters; dances include the Belt Dance, Chain Dance, Dance of the 6 Thongs, Sa-eela, Tile Dance (performed on red tiles), Tether Dance
slave dip (noun): Slaves are immersed in this liquid, shortly after debarkation of a ship, to avoid parasites. The rules of many port authorities also require this.
slave, field (noun): one who works outdoors, usually gardening, fetching wood or water, etc. She is commonly dressed in plain, sturdy slave tunics. Her hair is shorn.
slave girdles (noun): belts to tie around clothes to accent a figure. There are various ways to tie them and it is said that only men know how to tie them properly. They may even be used to bind a girl if needed.
slave goad (noun): an electrical device, much like a cattle prod, used for controlling and disciplining slaves
slave harness (noun): a slave garment or bond not otherwise described.
slave heat (noun): the intense need and passion of a slave girl
slave hobble (noun): a chain consisting of a wrist ring and an ankle ring joined by 7 & quot; of chain it is fastened on one ankle and the opposite wrist
slave hood (noun): a leather hood, having no opening for eyes, mouth, or ears, which covers a slave's entire head; usually has a gag attachment
slave ignorance (noun): it is sometimes deemed appropriate that slaves be deliberately kept in ignorance, i.e., not knowing the names of their captors, their whereabouts, or what is to be done with them, at the Master's whim.
slave kennel (noun): a small room, usually 3'x3'x4', having an iron grill for a door in which a slave girl may be confined at night.
slave lips (noun): the pursing of a slave girl's lips as for kissing; often used as a command
slave livery (noun): the most common of slave outfits, it is basically a very short dress, split down the middle, held together with a cord. It rides high upon the thighs and comes in a variety of patterns and materials.
slave locker (noun): a sort of temporary slave box available at a depot for fee carts, for example. Once the slave has entered the locker, a tarsk bit is inserted which allows for the turning and removal of the key, which the owner pockets until his return. This kind of slave locker is unattended.
slave mat (noun): a course mat to which area a slave girl may be ordered for discipline or rape; the girl may not leave the mat unless permitted by her Master
slave orgasm (noun): powerful orgasm in which a slave completely yields to the Master, after which she can never be anything but a man's slave.
slave oval (noun): a method of chain a slave girl consisting of a hinged iron loop which locks around her waist, with two sliding wrist- rings and a welded ring in the middle of the back
slave perfume (noun): perfumes designed to be worn by slave girls; they are heavier and more sensual than those designed for free women
slave pole (noun): imaginary pole that 'transfixes' a dancing girl, by which she is 'held' during her dance
slave porridge (noun): a cold, unsweetened mixture of water and Sa-Tarna meal, on which slaves are fed; in Torvaldsland, it is called 'bond-maid gruel', and often mixed with pieces of chopped parsit fish
slave rag (noun): see Ta-Teera
slave rape (noun): the sexual use of a slave girl; may be either tender or brutal, casual or deliberate
slave rape position (noun): This is a disciplinary position wherein the slave is ordered to lie supine and motionless in preparation for usage.
slave ring (noun): a heavy iron ring, c. 1' in diameter, to which a slave may be secured for security, discipline, or any other reason; often found in floors, interior & exterior walls (either 1' or 3' above the ground), attached to the foot of a Master's sleeping couch, etc.
slave sack (noun): also called a body hood and several varieties exist. Most are made of leather or layers of stout canvas. They may be fastened by cords, straps, laces or locks. It is a common form of light punishment to be put in one. It makes her feel helpess and keeps her unaware of her location. Most sacks are usually stout enough to hold a man.
slave stake (noun): about four and one half feet in length and four inches in width, cut from wood. At it's top, about two inches from the end, a groove an inch deep is cut. A long leather tether is attached to a slave's neck and affixed to the stake. It is used for securing a slave for the night, for example.
slave steel (noun): generic term for collars, chains, siriks, etc. worn by slaves
slave strap (noun): a heavy strap or belt which buckles behind the wearer's back; in front, there is a metal plate with a welded ring, through which passes the 4 hort (5") chain of a pair of slave bracelets; designed to keep the wearer's hand before his body
slave trap (noun): like a trap used in hunting animals. It has curved jaws with heavy, sharp steel teeth. It is not held by a heavy spring as a man might be able to open it. It can only be opened with a key.
slave tube (noun): a device to force feed a slave and is not a pleasant device. It consists of a cylindrical, truncated cushion, usually of cork or leather, with a circular hole in its center. It is forced into a slave's mouth and a tube is inserted into the center hole. The cushion prevents the slave from biting the tube. The tube goes down to the stomach. There is a funnel at the end of the tube into which liquid is usually poured. If a special plunger is also used, semi-solid food like slave gruel or hash, may be given.
slave tunic (noun): a simple, sleeveless, pullover tunic of brown cloth, slit deeply at the hips with narrow shoulder straps, little more than strings. Some have a disrobing loop at the shoulder.
slave veil (noun): a small triangle of diaphanous yellow silk, worn across the bridge of the nose and covering the lower half of the face; it parodies the heavy veils worn by free women, as it conceals nothing and often arouses the lust of Masters
slave wagon (noun): a flat bedded, barred wagon, like a large cage with a door in the rear, in which many slaves may be transported at one time, their ankles chained to a bar that runs down the center of the floor; tarpaulins are often used to cover the cage & hide the cargo; analogous to an old-fashioned Earth circus wagon
slave whistle (noun): is used in issuing signals, summoning slaves, training slaves, etc.
slave wine (noun): a black, bitter beverage that acts as a contraceptive; its effect is instantaneous and lasts for well over a month; can be counteracted with a another, sweet tasting beverage
slave wire (noun): a closely interwoven latticework of sharp, swaying strands, set at intervals of less than a hort. Serves as a confining fence. It's barbs and prongs could cut a slave to pieces.
Slaver (noun): any person owning or dealing in human slavery. While all of the Caste of Slavers are slavers, not all slavers belong to the Caste.
Slaver's Caress (noun): a method of touching, without warning, a slave girl who is being sold in order to exhibit her slave heat for potential buyers; also known as the Whip Caress, as it is commonly done using a coiled whip
Slavers, Caste of (noun): the subcaste of the Merchants, one who deals in human merchandise; their caste colors are blue and yellow
Slavers, League of Black (noun): a branch of the Caste of Slavers; they work out of Schendi and its environs
Slaver's Necklace (noun): fanciful term for a coffle of slave girls
slavery, vengence and contempt (adv): one form of vengeance slavery is proxy slavery where one woman, totally innocent, is enslaved and made to stand proxy for a hated, but unavailable woman, even being given her name. Ironically, even though the original woman may be found, the proxy is not released from slavery.
slee (noun): a rodent which inhabits the rain forests inland of Schendi
sleen (noun): a ferocious feline, some 20 feet long, having 6 legs and 2 rows of teeth; there are four types: the prairie sleen, which is tawny; the forest sleen, which is black or brown; the aquatic sea sleen; and the white snow sleen; can be domesticated for herding and tracking
Sleen (noun): a tribe of Red Savages which inhabits the Barrens
sleen, gray (noun): said to be Gor's finest tracker, this six legged sleen is a furred mammal with silver gray fur. It has an agile, sinuous body, thick as a drum and is 14-15 feet long. The gray sleen has a broad triangular head and a huge jaw with two rows of fangs and a dark tongue. It's widely set eyes have slit-like pupils. As is true for all sleens, it has six legs. This breed is relentless and tenacious. It can follow a scent that is weeks old for a thousand pasangs.
sleen, hunting (noun): the hunting sleen is a hunter of men. It is 20 feet in length and weighs eleven hundred pounds. This domesticated forest sleen is double-fanged and six-footed. It's tail tends to switch back and forth, getting rigid, as it hunts, it's ears flatten against it's head just prior to it's final 'charge' attack on it's prey.
Sleen knife (noun): is a common weapon of the panther girls.
sleen, miniature (noun): sly, nasty, and dangerous if not properly controlled, often kept as sinuous pets by Free Women. It is this creature that is the cause of the derogatory reference in calling someone a "sleen" or "she-sleen".
sleen, prairie (noun): the prairie sleen is tawny in color, and are smaller than the forest sleen, but quite as unpredictable and vicious. Domesticated prairie sleen are used for hunting and nocturnal herd sleen are used as shepherds and sentinels. They are released from their cages with the falling of darkness, responding only to the voice of their Master.
sleen, sea (noun): aquatic mammal that inhabits the polar seas, following the parsit current in search of their main food source, the parsit fish. There are four main types: black sleen, brown sleen, tusked sleen, flat-nosed sleen. Some remain under the ice year round, mostly dormant but rising every quarter of an Ahn or so to breathe through cracks in the ice.
sleen, snow (noun): inhabits the northern regions. Always white in color.
sleeping mat, chronometric (noun): mat with power switch and chronometric temperature device which may be set to have the mat turn cold before the first light as one has little inclination to remain in a freezing bed. The mat is rolled up or folded back after each use.
slime worm (noun): a long, slow, blind worm which inhabits the caverns below the Nest in the Sardar; scavenges the remains of the Golden Beetles kills
small bow (noun): used with great skill by the Red Savages from kaiila back. No Gorean weapon can match it's rate of fire. A skilled warrior can fire ten arrows into the air, the last leaving the bow before the first has returned to the earth. It is highly maneuverable and easy to conceal. It can easily be swept from one side of the kaiila to the other.
small people (noun): a tribe in the jungles of Schendi, not otherwise named. They are no more than 5 feet in height and weigh about 80 pounds at most. They have coppery skin and are probably of the Negroid race. They were slaves of the talunas until Tarl Cabot aided them in capturing and enslaving the last of the taluna women.
smoke signs, Red Savage (noun): a method of messaging over distance, using smoke from a fire set for that purpose.
snake whip (noun): a whip made of heavy coil, laced with wire and flecks of iron, used primarily on male captive slaves.
snow knife (noun): large curved tabuk-bone, saw-toothed knife, used to cut into the snow to make snow blocks as for building iglu's in the Innuit country of the far north.
snow lart (noun): a small 4-legged mammal, about 10 inches high, weighing between 8 and 12 pounds. The snow lart has two stomachs and hunts in summer, filling the second stomach in the fall to last the animal through winter. It's pelt is snowy white and thick. It is considered valuable, selling in Ar for half a silver tarsk. They are found in the Polar North.
soccer-like game (noun): soccerlike game with the leather ball with goals drawn in the turf played by the Red Hunters.
sorp (noun): a shellfish, common esp. in the Vosk river, similar to an oyster; like an oyster, it manufactures pearls
sorp, vosk (noun): a giant clam that thrives in the seas and Marshes of Gor, the shell of which is large enough to be used as a throne.
spatha (noun): a long and heavy, double-bladed cutting sword used by the Alars.
spear, gorean (noun): about seven feet in height, heavy, stout, with a tapering bronze head some eighteen inches in length. It is a terrible weapon and, abetted by the somewhat lighter gravity of Gor, when cast with considerable force, can pierce a shield at close quarters or bury its head a foot deep in solid wood.
Spider People (noun): man-sized arachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Curlon Fiber which is used in the textile mills of Ar.
spider, rock (noun): an inhabitant of the rainforests lower level this brown or black spider camouflages itself by tucking legs under its body to look like a rock hence its name; it is approximately one foot in diameter and will catch small rodents or birds in its web.
springless wagon (noun): A wagon commonly used for public transportation for a fee, it has a jolting ride but is chosen many times by Free Women over the leather-slung fee cart because of the relative comfort of its ride.
squirrels, black ( noun): inhabitant of the rainforest.
Stabilization Serums (noun): a series of medical injections which, among other things, retards the aging process; an invention of the Priest-Kings, approved by them for use by humans; administered in 4 injections
stable girls (noun): these slaves tend to the male slaves needs so they do not become unruly and keep them in line
stable slave (noun): these kajiri are kept in stables and care for the livestock sometimes fighting for benefits, or betting money for their Owners; rewarded with female stable slaves
staff contest (noun): a game played, namely at fair-type events, where men compete with staffs in good-natured sport for various prizes.
stake position(command): When chained at a stake the with this command the slave lies down and is not permitted to rise even to her knees.
staking, exposure death by (noun): A death from exposure used in Klima for those attempting to escape. As the term implies, a person is staked to the salt crusts, spread-eagled, until the heat of the Tahari sun kills.
staking, sleen death or punishment by (noun): an form of execution or punishment used when a Master is done with a slave; he may stake her for sleen, by staking ankles and legs widely apart between two stakes. The slave is blindfolded and cut on the thigh to draw blood, smearing it across her body, to attract the animal.
state slave (noun): a state owned girl may have various duties, ranging from general cleaning to carrying messages. State tunics and collars are uniform, sleeveless and plain. Considered by most states an unenviable slavery.
steel tower (noun): the visible portion of a spaceship half buried in the Tahari Desert. It housed a destructive device, and was sent by the Kurii to destroy the planet Gor, hence the Priest-Kings. Their supposed prize was to be Earth, or Gor, as some believe, a planet to replace their ancient home, a planet destroyed by their own technology. The destructive device was destroyed at the last moment by Tarl Cabot, who had survived a punishing trip through the dunes, aided by a Kur who was in opposition to the politics of the Kurii. From this Kur, Cabot received the Tahari Ring.
steel worlds (noun): an ancient race of Kurii, whose advanced technology contributed to the ruin of their planet, now share a boulder-strewn, enigmatic black space beyond the orbits of Gor, Earth and Mars, living on space ships such as the one found half buried in the Tahari. Since they have no planet of their own, they seek one, possibly Gor, or even Earth. The Priest-Kings constantly battle them, and monitor to see that they do not intrude beyond certain atmospheres, orbiting with the asteroids in their 'steel-world'.
stimulation cage (noun): an ornate, fairly roomy cage, furnished comfortably with fabrics of all kinds, furs, cosmetics, perfumes, jewelry, etc. in which a naked slave girl in training may be housed; its purpose is to awaken her senses, esp. the tactile senses, to everything in the world around her, so that she may be more pleasing to Masters; in addition, it is just too short for her to stand upright, so that her head is always inclined in a gesture of submission
stone (noun): 1) a unit of measurement equal to 4 Earth pounds 2) (noun): a guessing game in which one player must guess whether the number of stones held in the fist of the second player is odd or even
Stones of Turmus (noun): This once was a Turian outpost merchant fort and trading station with high white outer walls, over eighty feet high and six towers on the walls. It was eventually burnt by men of Treve.
story skin (noun): an artifact of the red savages; a series of drawings and pictographs on a skin used to tell a story: the beginning of the story is at the center of the skin reading it in a slow spiral outward by turning the skin
stranger (noun): enemy
stream of Torvald (noun): a warm current, pasangs wide, it moves eastward to the coast of Torvaldsland and then north. It's warm temperature enables communication and re-supply of between the various small farms and communities of this bleak area. Those of Torvaldsland regard the stream as a gift of Thor, bestowed upon Torvald, legendary hero of the land, in exchange for a ring of gold.
Street of Brands (noun): the city or area in a given city where slavers conduct their business
Street of Coins (noun): the street or area in a given city where banking and other financial transactions take place
Street of the Writhing Slave (noun): dark narrow street not far from the wharves in Victoria where most renters and dealers in coin girls keep their kennels on this street
street veil (noun): the outermost veil worn by free women; worn over the house veil when leaving the house
street wagon (noun): a light weight wagon, used within a city.
strigil (noun): usually made of metal in a narrow, spatulate form. Used at bathing to scrap excess oils and dirt from pores.
stripe, degradation (noun): a 2 inch 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.
Stones of Turmus (noun): once was a Turian outpost merchant fort and trading station, it had high white outer walls, over eighty feet high and six towers on the walls. It was eventually burnt by men of Treve.
submission mat (noun): a scarlet mat, used in Tharna, on which a free woman, naked and bound with yellow cords, must submit as slave to her Master, first hearing him recite a ritual poem, then yielding physically
submission, position of female (noun): the slave kneels before the Master, back on her heels, arms extended, head down between her arms, wrists crossed as though for binding.
sugars, Gorean (noun): although the flavors of the sugars are not revealed, there are several colors. White and yellow are described, and other quotes speak of gorean sugars, and in particular four gorean sugars.
sul (noun): starchy, golden brown, vine-borne fruit; principal ingredient in sullage; a tuberous vegetable similar to the potato; often served sliced and fried
sula (command; lit. 'back'?): at this command, a slave girl will lie on her back, her hands at her sides, palms up, and with her legs spread wide
sullage (noun): a soup made principally from suls, tur-pah, and kes, along with whatever else may be handy
sul paga (noun): alcoholic beverage made from suls; akin to vodka
sul plant (noun): vine with golden leaves.
Sulport (noun): a town, part of the Vosk League, located far west of Ars Station.
sun gate (noun): one or several are found in most cities, so called because they are commonly opened at dawn and closed at dusk, their hours of ingress and egress determined by the diurnal cycle. They are seldom opened or closed to suit the convenience of private persons.
Sun Lances (noun): a warrior society of the Sleen tribe of Red Savages
Swamp Forest of Ar: (noun): During the series we are alternately told that the Swamp Forest borders Ar to the north, and is located south of Ar. Possibly a typo on Norman's part (or his editor's).
Swamp Spiders (noun): man sized arachnids which inhabit the swampland near the city of Ar; they can communicate in human speech via the mechanical translators they wear around their abdomens; they spin Cur-lon Fiber, which is used in the textile mills of Ar.
Sword Brother (noun): this is a part of the kinship of Warriors no matter what City one belongs to. If a Warrior sheds the blood of another Warrior, they are considered sword brothers unless the blood on the weapons are formally repudiated.
sword, long (Torvaldsland) (noun): carried in it's own belt looped over the left shoulder which is the common gorean practice.
Sword loyalty (noun): is the bond of fidelity to an Ubar, a military sovereign. It is not sworn lightly. When an Ubar is thought unfit, the sword loyalty is dishonored and the Ubar may be deposed by his own warriors.
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