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) p. a. Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.

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.

(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.

Gauging rod
(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 America

(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.

(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.

as in the boilers of ocean steamers.

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