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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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You've got labour down and gouged it every time you got a chance, and you went out of your way to make chances.
And then you have the effrontery to stand here face to face and tell me that you never got labour down and gouged it.
A PENSIONER had his eyes gouged after he confronted a knife-wielding man.
A MAN who gouged out his eyes while in jail in Miami has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for gouging his wife's eyes after he was released.
BATTLE STATIONS Ulster and Stade players square up VICTIM Stephen Ferris claims he had his eye gouged on two separate occasions
Edwards coached the Lions in the summer, when winger Luke Fitzgerald was gouged by South Africa flanker Schalk Burger in the second Test.
Summary: A man who gouged out one of the eyes of his ex-girlfriend has been jailed for 12 years.
The Munster back-row forward is alleged to have gouged Leinster skipper Leo Cullen.
The Welsh club supplied video footage to support their claim and declared White had also gouged during the same fixture at Welford Road in October.
Many Latinos have no idea they are being price gouged by a hospital," said Forbes.
Rather like I didn't gouge anyone last week, I suspect no one gouged me this week.
India has asked Saudi Arabia to sympathetically review the case of an Indian worker after a court ordered that his eye be gouged out for accidentally blinding a Saudi national in one eye during a scuffle.