Was it the gauger who received six hundred dollars a month for being a liar and a thief?
Clinton the gauger—may the devil break his neck at any rate!
Pottheen; illicit whiskey: always distilled in some remote lonely place, as far away as possible from the nose of a gauger.
On going down from Salem to inquire about it, he received another and better appointment as weigher and gauger.
But what d'ye think, my trusty fier, I'm turned a gauger—peace be here!
Hae ye settled with the gauger for shackling him by the hill of Physgill?'
I know not how the word exciseman, or still more opprobrious, gauger, will sound in your ears.
Do they not all know I have been a gauger for the last five years!
And you would howl for help as you did last Martinmas, when you did mistake Cooper Dick's wife for a gauger.'
The gauger was astounded: 'Why the d—— didn't you show me that before?'