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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GAUGES

But the balladists and ballad characters had their own gauges of conduct.

Grantline could not set his gauges fast enough to fire at every round.

Four are assorted for gauges of different radii, for moulding-irons, etc.

For the first time in twenty years, the gauges were examined.

Faces and motives were to him what gauges and log-entries were to the Engineer.

Glancing about, he located the gauges that reported the air pressure beyond.

How to read the gauges at a glance and understand just what they mean.

The implements and the products of industry are the gauges of civilization.

The ball is coming towards one and one gauges the distance and strikes.

The gauges are trembling over the 150 mark now—enough to get away with.

WORD ORIGIN

"ascertain by exact measurements," mid-15c., from Anglo-French gauge (mid-14c.), from Old North French gauger (Old French jauger), from gauge "gauging rod," perhaps from Frankish *galgo "rod, pole for measuring" or another Germanic source (cf. Old Norse gelgja "pole, perch," Old High German galgo; see gallows). Related: Gauged; gauging. The figurative use is from 1580s.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.