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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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(7) But many people will continue to see the economic arguments against "price gouging" laws as irrelevant because of their intense hostility to "price gougers," who they consider to be immorally taking advantage of disaster victims.
In response to consumer concerns regarding price gouging and, in part, fueled by media speculation following Hurricane Katrina, the Commonwealth acted aggressively to identify alleged gougers and stop the practice pursuant to the anti-gouging regulation.
Price gougers are subject to hefty civil and criminal penalties.
Starters of chilli roasted beetroot risotto with baby spinach and more Roquefort gougers for milady and organic smoked salmon with soft poached egg, wholemeal blini and fresh horseradish cream for me.
Low-velocity oxygen torches are used as gougers to remove small defects more effectively than chipping (particularly in confined spaces) and for scarfing, or reducing large pads using medium velocity oxygen and a large nozzle.
Patrick explains the humble beginnings of the dynasty, taking us back to pre-Civil War Virginia where Hardin Reynolds, a poor, young farmer burned twice by price gougers, vowed never again to be at the mercy of tobacco buyers.
They were not price gougers, despite numerous charges to that effect, and jawboning by President Johnson that lent credence to the charges.
A source said yesterday: "It was the usual gangster fair - gougers wearing Rolexes throwing money around like they owned the place.
He compared ticket scalpers to payday loan sharks and gasoline gougers, hoping to get a rise out of me.
AtmosphErE: 4/5 WhilE the mostly middle-class, and slightly middle-aged, locals are a far cry from the usual band of gougers i gulp back Guinness and cheap cans of cider with on a weekend, it was so refreshing to walk into a bar without a single surly sour puss in sight.
But five of our players - Lions stars Jamie Roberts and Lee Byrne, Wales caps Richard Hibbard and Paul James, and former Pontypridd forward Sven Cronk - have been victims of gougers.
"Of gougers fierce, the eyes that pierce, the fiercest gouger he." The City of the Saints, Richard Francis Burton.