Then he turned around to inspect me, and I noticed his horns were the broad-gauge variety.
A broad-gauge train of cars speeding over the way where he found it toilsome to creep!
The results are very suitable for use in the present investigation, as the South Devon was to be a broad-gauge railway.
When the broad-gauge was converted great numbers of men from all quarters were put on at the works.
Although the smallest of the broad-gauge lines, it is a very wealthy concern, and has 1,305 miles of track.
It is a single line, constructed throughout on the broad-gauge principle, and for the present only conveys minerals.
The broad-gauge State railways of the Egyptian Delta may be roughly compared with the sticks of a fan.
The old type of broad-gauge engine has never been beaten for speed on the line.
You don't want to make cotton-twist, or broad-gauge iron; so much the worse for you.
From Belamedik we proceeded to Bosanti, where, in those days, the broad-gauge line ended and the narrow-gauge line began.
"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.
"fixed standard of measure," early 15c. (surname Gageman is early 14c.), from Old North French gauge "gauging rod" (see gauge (v.)). Meaning "instrument for measuring" is from 1680s.
Very versatile and competent: We're looking for a few broad-gauge people for an exciting project (1970s+)
A shotgun: a shotgun is called ''the gauge,'' explained Officer Phil Lee/ This man took a gauge (Armond pantomimes holding a gun, then bends over to dodge from it) and two people end up dead
[1970s+ Underworld & police; fr the use of gauge to designate the caliber of a shotgun]