as in the boilers of ocean steamers. Sea gauge, an instrument for finding the depth of the sea.
Siphon gauge, a glass siphon tube, partly filled with mercury, used to indicate pressure, as of
steam, or the degree of rarefaction produced in the receiver of an air pump or other vacuum; a manometer.
Sliding gauge. (Mach.) (a) A templet or pattern for gauging the commonly accepted dimensions
or shape of certain parts in general use, as screws, railway-car axles, etc. (b) A gauge used only for
testing other similar gauges, and preserved as a reference, to detect wear of the working gauges. (c)
(Railroads) See Note under Gauge, n., 5. Star gauge (Ordnance), an instrument for measuring
the diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its length. Steam gauge, an instrument for
measuring the pressure of steam, as in a boiler. Tide gauge, an instrument for determining the
height of the tides. Vacuum gauge, a species of barometer for determining the relative elasticities
of the vapor in the condenser of a steam engine and the air. Water gauge. (a) A contrivance for
indicating the height of a water surface, as in a steam boiler; as by a gauge cock or glass. (b) The
height of the water in the boiler. Wind gauge, an instrument for measuring the force of the wind
on any given surface; an anemometer. Wire gauge, a gauge for determining the diameter of wire or
the thickness of sheet metal; also, a standard of size. See under Wire.
(Gauge"a*ble) a. Capable of being gauged.
Gauged brick, brick molded, rubbed, or cut to an exact size and shape, for arches or ornamental work.
Gauged mortar. See Gauge stuff, under Gauge, n.
(Gauged) p. a. Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.
(Gau"ger) n. One who gauges; an officer whose business it is to ascertain the contents of casks.
(Gau"ger-ship), n. The office of a gauger.
(Gau"ging rod`). See Gauge rod, under Gauge, n.
(Gaul) n. [F. Gaule, fr. L. Gallia, fr. Gallus a Gaul.]
1. The Anglicized form of Gallia, which in the time of the Romans included France and Upper Italy
(Transalpine and Cisalpine Gaul).
2. A native or inhabitant of Gaul.
(Gaul"ish) a. Pertaining to ancient France, or Gaul; Gallic. [R.]
(Gault) n. [Cf. Norw. gald hard ground, Icel. gald hard snow.] (Geol.) A series of beds of clay
and marl in the South of England, between the upper and lower greensand of the Cretaceous period.
(||Gaul*the"ri*a) n. [NL.] (Bot.) A genus of ericaceous shrubs with evergreen foliage, and,
often, edible berries. It includes the American winter- green and the larger-fruited salal of Northwestern
(Gaunt) a. [Cf. Norw. gand a thin pointed stick, a tall and thin man, and W. gwan weak.] Attenuated,
as with fasting or suffering; lean; meager; pinched and grim. "The gaunt mastiff." Pope.
A mysterious but visible pestilence, striding gaunt and fleshless across our land.Nichols.
(Gaunt"let) n. (Mil.) See Gantlet.
(Gaunt"let) n. [F. gantelet, dim. of gant glove, LL. wantus, of Teutonic origin; cf. D. want,
Sw. & Dan. vante, Icel. vöttr, for vantr.]
1. A glove of such material that it defends the hand from wounds.
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