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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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Ahamed, India's junior foreign minister, told Parliament a Saudi court had ordered Abdul Lateef Naushad's right eye be gouged out after the Saudi citizen, Naif Al-Otaibi, lost his right eye during a fight.
Someone gouged me - someone caught me in the eye,' said Tindall, who produced a fine performance in front of England coaches Clive Woodward and Andy Robinson.
ARMED assailants attacked a man and gouged out his eyes in front of his family during an assault in southern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday.
Public safety committee members Chairwoman Laura Chick and Mike Feuer - both of whom represent thousands of people being gouged - appear to have trained their eye on their ambitions for citywide office instead of representing the constituents who elected them.
Young claimed that Jamie Robinson and Andy Powell were both gouged by the Italians during the Heineken Cup clash, with Martyn Williams being punched from behind.
England star Moody was furious after Tigers' Pool 3 defeat in Paris, storming: "I was gouged in the eyes.
CHECK CASHERS GOUGE CUSTOMERS: Many low-income Americans, forced by rising bank fees to turn to neighborhood check cashers, are being gouged by those businesses for cashing checks and getting short-term loans, a consumer group said Thursday.
Earlier on Tuesday, Baker challenged the noted pathologist to use his own fingernails to show how Goldman, who had short fingernails, could have gouged flesh from the hand of an assailant - allegedly Simpson.
AN attack victim called Stephen King yesterday told of his horror when he thought his eye would be gouged out in a fight.
And the panel concluded that "on the balance of probabilities, we cannot be sure that Peter Anglesea deliberately gouged the eye of Jon Dunbar".
Fullback Matt Pini claimed he was gouged during the 43-21 Heineken Cup defeat by Castres on Saturday.
Fullback Matt Pini says he was gouged during Newport's 43-21 Heineken Cup defeat by Castres on Saturday.