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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GASHED

He wandered about naked, and in his madness often gashed his flesh with sharp stones.

Only as gashed, lifeless, mutilated forms will we ever see them again.

That hatchet face of his was gashed with what he thought was a smile.

At this she gashed a look at Hilary, then cast down her eyes.

Thornton put one hand to his mouth, and with the other gashed his throat from ear to ear.

A black crust of blood had dried over the place where her rock had gashed his cheek.

His forehead was gashed and blood was running down into one eye that was swollen and shut.

And the rotors were gashed in one place, and the shafts were bent.

Black Moran looks like he'd be'n gashed with a butcher's cleaver!

For he saw the imprints of heels, and indentations where spurs had gashed the earth.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Middle English garce (early 13c.), from Old North French garser "to scarify, cut, slash" (Old French *garse), apparently from Vulgar Latin *charassare, from Greek kharassein "engrave," from PIE *gher- "to scrape, scratch" (cf. character). Loss of -r- is characteristic (see ass (n.2)). Slang use for "vulva" dates to mid-1700s.

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