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Then they were down and rolling over and over, clawing and gouging, until Captain DeCastros inevitably emerged upon top.
THE MAROONERCHARLES A. STEARNS
To-day we stand with one foot on Princeton's neck and the heel of the other foot gouging into Harvard's back.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S RACESBURT L. STANDISH
Slim grunted and moved away from a grass-hidden rock that was gouging him in the back.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
With a crash she struck the "Miami" a glancing blow on the port-bow, gouging off two great planks.
The name of Kentuckian is constantly associated with the idea of fighting, dirking, and gouging.
Joe scooped his eyes with his disengaged wrist, as if he were bent on gouging himself, but said not another word.
GREAT EXPECTATIONSCHARLES DICKENS
Something landed on his back, and fingernails were gouging into his face, searching for his eyes!
POLICE YOUR PLANETLESTER DEL REY
He thought back, remembering the rash of post-war scandals and profit-gouging trials, the anti-trust trials.
BEAR TRAPALAN EDWARD NOURSE
I suppose he blunted them gouging nuggets out of the gold fields.
One chunk of a shell fell in the street within a few yards of my bedroom window, gouging a hole in the roadway.

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