This bottle serves the purpose of a standard for gaging the jars.
It has been found that next in importance to properly graded aggregates is the gaging of the amount of water used in the mixture.
She had lost many of her family, and was able to comfort from gaging the affectionate father's grief.
By planing the ends and the width before the thickness is planed, a dressed face is secured all around for gaging the thickness.
To secure accuracy, all gaging on the surface of wood, should be done from the "working face" or "working edge."
The tool shown in Fig. 51 is used for gaging taper threaded holes in boilers when fitting studs.
With the gage, mark short lines at the points of insertion in the center of each edge, gaging from the outside faces.
The numbers opposite the shallow notches for gaging the width represent the number of threads per inch.
"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.
"pledge," c.1300, from Old French gage "pledge (of battle), security, guarantee" (11c.), from Frankish *wadja-, from Proto-Germanic *wadi- (see wed). Italian gaggio, Spanish and Portuguese gage are French loan-words. The verb is late 15c., from French gager. Related: Gaged, gaging.
see gauge. "The spelling variants gauge and gage have existed since the first recorded uses in Middle English, though in American English gage is found exclusively in technical uses" [Barnhart]. Related: Gaged; gaging.
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]