Gouge

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Gouge

In numismatics, a significant scratch or other blemish on a coin, usually more than normal wear and tear. This may affect the coin's value for collectors.
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ARMED assailants attacked a man and gouged out his eyes in front of his family during an assault in southern Afghanistan, officials said yesterday.
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.
That is when the mile-long lake was gouged out by glaciers as they melted to form Wales's second biggest natural lake, 500ft above sea level.