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gouge

1. a type of chisel with a blade that has a concavo-convex section
2. Geology a fine deposit of rock fragments, esp clay, occurring between the walls of a fault or mineral vein

gouge

[gau̇j]
(design engineering)
A curved chisel for wood, bone, stone, and so on.
(geology)
Soft, pulverized mixture of rock and mineral material found along shear (fault) zones and produced by the differential movement across the plane of slippage.
(mining engineering)
A layer of soft material along the wall of a vein which favors miners by enabling them, after gouging it out with a pick, to attack the solid vein from the side.

gouge

1. A chisel with a longitudinal curved blade, used to cut holes, channels, or grooves in wood or stone.
2. A form of wear in resilient floor coverings which is accompanied by removal of material and penetration considerably below the immediate floor surface.
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Scorning poison as the tool of cowards, Gouge met the enemy face to face.
The VLRS is a repair sleeve for damaged PE pipe with the ability to accommodate gouges of any length.
Relief carving is usually done with full size gouges and a mallet.
The astronauts will need to inspect the gouge then using lasers determine its exact size and depth.
Jenkins, infamously a victim of a gouge in the 1999 World Cup opener against Argentina, described some of the Springboks' behaviour as "boundary stuff".
Haskell had given evidence before the panel, confirming his post-match statement that Best "gratuitously commenced to gouge at (his) eye with increasing intensity".
Shuttle project office documents obtained by AW&ST spell out how wing gouge damage near the landing gear wheel well or wing leading edge, could combine with Columbia-type wing roughness in a "fatal combination" that would spike reentry temperatures to nearly 1,000 deg.
If we want to gouge any lions we would go into the bushveld and gouge there.
Haskell said Best's fingers stayed in his right eye then pulled his head up by his eye, adding that Best "gratuitously attempted to gouge at it with increasing intensity" when he did not release the ball.
Despite the fact that the drugs were developed with public assistance, GSK is doing all that it can to gouge the public and price the drugs out of reach.
FLASHPOINT: Gloucester's Andy Hazell appears to gouge Lawrence Dallaglio, who shows the marks (inset)
In performance tests Rapidprove software was able to check through half a million tool movements to detect a single gouge of 0.