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1. A chisel, with a hollow or semicylindrical blade, for scooping or cutting holes, channels, or grooves, in wood, stone, etc.; a similar instrument, with curved edge, for turning wood.

2. A bookbinder's tool for blind tooling or gilding, having a face which forms a curve.

3. An incising tool which cuts forms or blanks for gloves, envelopes, etc. From leather, paper, etc.

4. (Science: chemical) Soft material lying between the wall of a vein aud the solid vein.

5. The act of scooping out with a gouge, or as with a gouge; a groove or cavity scooped out, as with a gouge.

6. Imposition; cheat; fraud; also, an impostor; a cheat; a trickish person. Gouge bit, a boring bit, shaped like a gouge.

Origin: f. Gouge. LL. Gubia, guvia, gulbia, gulvia, gulvium; cf. Bisc. Gubia bow, gubioa throat.

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Re: growing E coli from a starter culture

I guess the "proper" way is to gouge out a bit of the culture and streak it onto plates (with the appropriate selective media), grow the plate overnight, and then start a fresh culture from a single colony on the plate. It also depends ...

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by blcr11
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:54 pm
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Origins of life

... ground finches or fortis were able to exploit this food source, whereas others were not. fortis with bigger beaks can crack the mericarp and gouge out the seeds faster than those with smaller beaks. Tiny variations are everything. A fortis with a beak 11 millimeters long can crack caltrop; ...

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