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Gauger

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gauger One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gauger an excise officer whose business is to gauge or measure the contents of casks
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. gauge (Fr. jauge), gauger; prob. related to jale, bowl, to galon, gallon, or to jalon, measuring stake.

Usage

In literature:

You are not the law, though you have sworn an oath to starve us to death, you miserable forest-gauger, you!
"Sons of the Soil" by Honore de Balzac
And you would howl for help as you did last Martinmas, when you did mistake Cooper Dick's wife for a gauger.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
As Burns was made a gauger, so Johnson might have been made a Lord, or at least a Groom of the Bedchamber.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Boswell
One night Sir Condy was drinking with the excise-man and the gauger, and wagered that he could do it.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IV." by Editors: Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Sure if we had any of the tripe I sent yesterday to the gauger.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
As for a gauger, I do not believe he valued the life of one at half-a-farthing.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The gauger has applied for military aid.
"One of the 28th" by G. A. Henty
The proscription extended to tidewaiters, to gaugers, to doorkeepers.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Reinstated as a "gauger," he was eventually dismissed for writing a pamphlet in defence of the excisemen's agitation for higher wages.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
As for a gauger, I do not believe he valued the life of one at half a farthing.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The very soul of the strong drink evaporates with the touch of the gauger's wand.
"Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2)" by John Wilson
More be token, the letter from Jemmy O'Brien to his wife, wid an elegant epic poem called 'The Gauger.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Much of his duty as a gauger lay about the village of Brownhill.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Go, my detective D.D., take the place of Burns the gauger.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
He had still two good miles before him, and he sat down to rest, when who should walk up but the new gauger.
"English As We Speak It in Ireland" by P. W. Joyce
I could not make a gauger or a tide-waiter to-morrow.
"The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
They made Burns a gauger.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
When did he ever take away the daily bread of weighers, and gaugers, and measurers?
"The Works of Daniel Webster, Volume 1" by Daniel Webster
The man with the mallet and the gauger with his stick were familiar figures.
"Concerning Sally" by William John Hopkins
Let us get rid of collectors and gaugers and inspectors.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
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In poetry:

The feck o' Tam's whisky cam' thro' the wee stell;
But Mysie was aye sae auld farrant an' snell,
She cheatit the gauger, and laughed in his face;
Her drink it was countit the best in the place.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And this green, favored island, so fresh and seablown,
When she counts up the worthies her annals have known,
Never waits for the pitiful gaugers of sect
To measure her love, and mete out her respect.
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

View full size Erik Gauger, Special to The Oregonian Erik Gauger cheese travels.
Gauger Calls McDougall's Approach Lackadaisical.
Ronald Lee Gauger, 62, Winchester, Kan.
Gauger Calls McDougall's Approach Lackadaisical .
Albert Gauger, 89, of Carson City, passed away Nov 25, 2012.
Mitchell goalie Weston Gauger turns away a shot attempt by Brookings' Matthew Eng in the opening period of the Marlins' 2-0 victory over the Rangers in the SDAHA varsity boys' state title game Sunday in Fort Pierre.
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In science:

The equilibrium constant for TiC are from Gauger et al. (see Helling et al. 2000), for CaH from Tsuji (1973), and FeH from Burrows (priv. com.).
A comparison of chemistry and dust cloud formation in ultracool dwarf model atmospheres
Campbell and Joseph Fitzsimons, and so we thank the following people who made useful comments on the relevant chapters: Pieter Kok, Brendon Lovett, Vlatko Vedral, Erik Gauger, Thomas Close and Yuichiro Matsuzaki.
An introduction to one-way quantum computing in distributed architectures
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