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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bouge  \Bouge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gouged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gouging}.] 
  1.  To  scoop  out  with  a  gouge. 
 
  2.  To  scoop  out  as  an  eye,  with  the  thumb  nail;  to  force  out 
  the  eye  of  (a  person)  with  the  thumb.  [K  S.] 
 
  Note:  A  barbarity  mentioned  by  some  travelers  as  formerly 
  practiced  in  the  brutal  frays  of  desperadoes  in  some 
  parts  of  the  United  States. 
 
  3.  To  cheat  in  a  bargain;  to  chouse.  [Slang,  U.  S.] 




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