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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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We regard this as a major positive development in our campaign against price gougers, and stand prepared to similarly assist any state that prosecutes these unconscionable actors.
This is what Bush tried to do with his energy policy: propose a gimmick that is of no real benefit to anyone except the gougers.
There are all sorts of gougers looking for sex and women are raped and badly beaten regularly.
The only reason that I can think of is that the oil companies are indeed the biggest prices gougers there are.
We'll force the price gougers out of the marketplace," said Bernie Marcus, chairman and chief executive officer of The Home Depot.
They just let the price gougers get richer and richer from dipping into our pockets, regardless of whether it's legally justified or not
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We have a huge warning that it is a great opportunity for gougers.
The criminals and gougers fear him even more than the Garda because of his penetrating investigations.
And the governor and his boosters take credit for these new plants developed by the same people they are branding as ``pirates'' and ``price- gougers.
Price- gougers are charging $800 or more for replacing or repairing weatherheads.
with price gougers in the sale of lumber in hurricane-ravaged South