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  • v. Present participle of gage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art of measuring by the gaging-rod; a method of ascertaining the capacity of a hollow receptacle, but especially the liquid content of a cask or similar vessel, by the use of a graduated scale.
  • n. In coal-mining, a small embankment or heap of slack or rubbish, made at the entrance to a heading, as a means of fencing it off.
  • n. In needlework, the process of puckering a fabric by means of gathering-threads arranged in parallel rows; the work so done.
  • n. Calcined gypsum added to plaster to regulate its rate of setting or hardening.


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