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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
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Instead, most simply see "price gougers" as different than us--not members of the same moral tribe as ourselves--who are not playing by the rules that we believe separate good people (us) from bad people (them).
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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.
Unleashing the looters, gougers, and carpetbaggers, it also ripped apart the drab curtain hiding the other America from itself.
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Amid a high-profile campaign against 'euro gougers' by the country's most widely read paper, Bild, the government - which faces elections in September - has convened a meeting with business and consumer representatives in an effort to address those fears.
In March 1981, he accused the Reagan administration of "cutting the heart out' of the enforcement effort, "effectively granting amnesty to these price gougers and potential criminals.' In hearing after hearing, administration officials were summoned to explain and justify their plans.
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