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If it was Mr. Gouger who had rejected his work, it was Mr. Gouger that he must see.

"No," responded Mr. Gouger, disposing of that theory in one breath.

Mr. Gouger's face bore its gentlest expression at that moment.

Mr. Gouger pursed up his lips, and uttered an impatient, "Pah!"

"You might at least have got an introduction for him," said Gouger, reflectively.

"You were right, Mr. Gouger," he said, turning to that gentleman.

Gouger scented the difficulty under which he labors, in a moment.

"I think you are foolish to delay so long introducing him to her," said Gouger, finally.

Mr. Gouger's face was, as ever, immovable before his employers.

"Don't forget your own book," said Gouger, in a note he enclosed for Roseleaf.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "to cut with a gouge," from gouge (n.). Meaning "to force out with a gouge" (especially of the eyes, in fighting) attested by 1800. Meaning "swindle" is American English colloquial from 1826 (implied in plural noun gougers). Related: Gouged; gouging.

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