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gargoyle

noun [C] uk   /ˈɡɑː.ɡɔɪl/ us    /ˈɡɑːr-/
an ugly creature or head cut from stone and attached to the roof of an old church, etc., often with an open mouth through which rain water flows awayParts of religious buildings
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