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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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The chief lobo was sittin' on a rock a mile away," Gouge went on.
In addition, it can be used as a coupling and repair patch for damaged PE pipe as long as the gouges are small in 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.
The AW&ST report displays a 1988 NASA document illustrating what could happen to a wing gouge at the identical location where similar damage is believed to have occurred during Columbia's launch January 16.
FLASHPOINT: Gloucester's Andy Hazell appears to gouge Lawrence Dallaglio, who shows the marks (inset)
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FERC has been protecting the major energy producers while they gouge Californians,'' said Rep.
Three or four of our players have got clear gouge marks on their eyes, and it's just disappointing.
Savage explained to the Blues that he did not deliberately attempt to poke or gouge Mellberg, but he did get caught up in the heat of the moment as several players pushed, pulled, bumped and barged one another.
It's the last night of the millennium, after all, and party planners of all types can and will gouge.
The pay-or-be-fined notice and the drastic tree- and bush-trimming requirements imposed on homeowners miles from potential fire zones were nothing but an illegal attempt to gouge taxes from the public to cover up the hundreds of millions of dollars squandered every year by City Hall.