That oil used in manufacturing the gauges had not been flushed out, and a residue remained.
There are three of these gauges on each Airbus, called pitot tubes.
There is very little room for romance in a world which gauges success by the measure of a reputed bank balance.
Four are assorted for gauges of different radii, for moulding-irons, etc.
He gauges the capacity and facilities of each retail customer, and then gives him practical help to keep the stock moving.
Faces and motives were to him what gauges and log-entries were to the Engineer.
Which, I ask, is the greater—the man who tells the time by the sun and the stars or he who gauges it with the watch?
Glancing about, he located the gauges that reported the air pressure beyond.
It is by her response that he gauges his chances and speaks of marriage.
The implements and the products of industry are the gauges of civilization.
"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.
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]