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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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Most people disapprove of such negative stereotyping, and many who favor laws against "price gouging" also despise those who stereotype others as much as they despise those they themselves are stereotyping as "price gougers.
See supra note 7 and accompanying text (observing widespread claims of gouging following Hurricane Katrina); infra notes 83-84 and accompanying text (reviewing Massachusetts efforts to identify and punish ostensible gougers after Hurricane Katrina).
Before launching his campaign to monitor the "gas gougers," Tibbetts called Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue's office.
Fitzpatrick didn't mince his words as he waded into the debate, demanding bigger sentences must be imposed to act as a deterrent to would-be gougers.
Because of the fixed reimbursement rate from Medicare and the exorbitant rates charged by price gougers, substantially fewer Medicare beneficiaries in at-risk populations are likely to be vaccinated.
Lawmakers this session, more than any session in recent memory are recognizing the oppression of the poor and moving to help those who have found themselves snared by multiple-opportunity gougers in hundreds of storefronts across our great state," he said.
Congress should enact a windfall profits tax immediately, and should rescind the tax-breaks recently given to these gougers in the energy bill.
profits for merchants turned hoarders, price gougers or smugglers.
Rather than tax windfall profits, they bamboozle the rest of us by floating in the Congress the idea of prosecuting price gougers.
Ownby's anthropology downplays political changes, particularly the increasingly decisive role of the national state and the way that the concentration of capital made formerly autonomous farmers, craftsmen and shopkeepers more politically dependent on the state for protection against unscrupylous landlords, industrualsits and profit gougers.
11 at the west Eugene Wal-Mart, who said such high profile system roll-outs only helped the price gougers who plan to re-sell the units for thousands of dollars on eBay.
THE rip-off republic is alive and well and the Government is allowing the price gougers to fleece Irish customers.