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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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I notice that you have profited in the past by those very labour gouges you mention," insinuated Brentwood, one of the wiliest and most astute of our corporation lawyers.
The third time the graduated income tax was declared unconstitutional was a gouge.
It's all a rotten game, I know; and my sole kick is that you fellows are squealing now that you're down and labour's taking a gouge out of you.
The new solutions are a repair patch fitting for defective butt fusions and a repair sleeve that is said to be able to accommodate pipe defects and gouges of varying lengths.
Clearing debris means the drive belt ends up with cuts and gouges.
Carving is more serious work: done with knives, chisels, gouges, power tools, files, rasps, etc.
It gouges out a crater in a surface and sprays loose atoms over it.
Plastic or fabric glides under furniture will prevent gouges.
They are manufactured using a rigid acrylic/polyvinyl chloride KOROGARD substrate sheet with a woodgrain cap designed for use in light to medium abuse areas that are subject to impact, gouges and scratches.