The spine of the Appalachian Mountains is being obliterated to gouge out the seams of black coal.
At court, Poggio once got into a brawl with a rival official and tried to gouge out his eyes.
"gouge" and "Bitts" were only fair workmen, but they did very well under the direction of their foreman.
You needn't try to gouge me out o' my rights because you're half-a-head taller.
The third time the graduated income tax was declared unconstitutional was a gouge.
The gouge is a form of chisel, the blade of which is concave, and hence the edge curved.
Fig. 31 is a detail of a kind of gouge work which you must all know very well.
A finisher can always alter the thickness of a gouge with emery paper.
I loosed your fortune when I know 'twould save My own a gouge.
In cutting, slant the chisel or gouge outwards at an angle of 45, thus /.
mid-14c., "chisel with a concave blade," from Old French gouge, from Late Latin gubia, alteration of gulbia "hollow beveled chisel," probably from Gaulish (cf. Old Irish gulban "prick, prickle," Welsh gylfin "beak").
1560s, "to cut with a gouge," from gouge (n.). Meaning "to force out with a gouge" (especially of the eyes, in fighting) attested by 1800. Meaning "swindle" is American English colloquial from 1826 (implied in plural noun gougers). Related: Gouged; gouging.
A strong curved chisel used in bone surgery.