• Gang-Saw
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gange To attach (a fishhook) to a line or snell, as by knotting the line around the shank of the hook.
    • Gange To protect (the part of a line next a fishhook, or the hook itself) by winding it with wire.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Double Gang Edger Double Gang Edger
Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer Automatic Gang Lumber-Trimmer
Ten Saw Gang Lath Bolter Ten Saw Gang Lath Bolter

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A species of dolphin is born naturally blind in the Indus and Ganges rivers in South Asia. These dolphins have a highly sophisticated sonar system and swim on only one side of their body
    • gange To fasten (a fish-hook) to the end of a section of line called the ganging. There are many methods of ganging. For hand-lines for cod a single strand of line about two feet long is doubled, and its bight is plaited or hitched to the shank of a hook, after which the ends are laid up together and a single wall-knot is tied in the end of the ganging. Hooks to be used on halibut trawl-lines are seized to the ends of the gangings with tarred or waxed twine. Cod trawl-hooks are generally provided with an eye at the upper end of the shank. A common way of ganging such hooks is to pass the end of the ganging through the eye of the hook, like threading a needle, and then make a figure-of-eight knot around the standing part of the line. Hooks for such predaceous and sharp-toothed fish as the bluefish and kingfish are often ganged with wire, and those for sharks with an iron chain.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of uncertain origin


In literature:

Sometimes they gathered in little gangs in the grove.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Prairie-wolves are also constant attendants upon the "gangs" of buffalo.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
All I knows is that one o' the wust of the hull gang's a man named Nick Undrell.
"Kiddie the Scout" by Robert Leighton
Two members of his gang proved traitors to their chief.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
Trust in Ganges Water.
"Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877" by James Kennedy
To-morrow we'll meet to liquidate the Boundary Gang and split the Gang Fund.
"Jack O' Judgment" by Edgar Wallace
I'm not going away and leave that gang on your hands until I can see how the plan works out.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
Joe found a gang sabotaging the pushpots that didn't think like the gang that blackmailed Braun.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Grandma said a gang of them was sold next morning.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Petey was highbinder of the gang that year and was very far gone in crime.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch

In poetry:

"O Elsie, lassie, be yersel!
The snaw-stour's driftin thrang!
O tak me in, the win' 's sae snell,
And in an hour I'll gang."
"The Last Wooin" by George MacDonald
The lady stands in her bower door,
And thus she made her mane:
"Oh, shall I gang to Broomfield Hills,
Or shall I stay at hame?
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
"I'll wager a wager wi' you," she said,
"A hundred pounds and ten,
That I will gang to Broomfield Hills,
A maiden return again."
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang
"Shall we young Benjie head, sister?
Shall we young Benjie hang?
Or shall we pike out his twa gray een,
And punish him ere he gang?"
"Young Benjie" by Andrew Lang
Lasses and lads, tak' advice,
An' dinna ye gang for to woo,
Until ye hae gather'd the siller,
An' the weel plenish'd kist it is fu'.
"Lay" by Carolina Oliphant
"And when he hae your work all done,
Ye'll gang to a bush o' broom,
And then you'll hear what he will say,
When he sees ye are gane."
"The Broomfield Hill" by Andrew Lang

In news:

ELIZABETH — A self-admitted member of the Crips street gang who is charged with two separate murders was indicted on the more recent offense today, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J Romankow said.
Two more alleged members of the Asian Gangster Crips street gang were arrested during SWAT team operations Thursday, bringing the total to three suspects detained in a July 4 shooting outside a Norcross gas station.
He was a founder of the gang, akin to royalty.
Crips and Bloods Gangs is Cinema Topic.
Most likely a gang member from the Folk Nation, either Gangster Disciple or Crip , tagged this Hickory Hill stop sign with a message for area Vice Lords.
It is this Crip vs Crip vendetta that keeps them from overrunning their enemies in the smaller numbers of Blood and Piru gangs.
No matter where you heard it, Stanley "Tookie" Williams was not the co-founder of the Crip street gang in Los Angeles.
Prosecutors say YouTube rap video evidence of gang ties.
'Rape Gang' allegations cry out for discipline.
Currie Graham has been tapped to lead Royal Flush Gang on Arrow, has learned.
Five more Cut Throat gang members sentenced.
Cut Throat gang members sentenced to federal prison.
A disc jockey working at a party in Paloma Creek over the weekend reported to police that he was punched in the mouth by a man because he wouldn't play some "gangsta rap" music for him and his gang.
Instead, gangs of "resurrection men", armed with shovels and hampers, robbed graves, and some killed innocents, to provide bodies for the city's surgeons to dissect .
A Ventura County man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being convicted of killing a rival in what prosecutors say was a gang related drive-by shooting.

In science:

We generalise a method of Xiao Gang to construct ’prototypes’ of fibred surfaces with maximal irregularity without being a product.
Maximally irregularly fibred surfaces of general type
Multiple edge fibers were ganged onto 16 PMTs with similar readout.
Study of the decay K+ => pi+,nu,nubar in the momentum region 140
Yau, ed.), World Scientific Publishing Co., Singapore, 1987. Tian, Gang and Yau, Shing-Tung, Complete Khler manifolds with zero Ricci curvature I, Amer.
Topological Strings and Quantum Curves
Padmanabhan and Erik Verlinde for correspondence and Xiao-Gang Wen for conversation on this topic.
Newtonian gravity in loop quantum gravity
The other region is the “double-strip region,” where two ganged strips are read out by one electronics channel. The relative alignment of the four GEM detectors is performed using only the single-strip regions for x and y.
Detection and Imaging of High-Z Materials with a Muon Tomography Station Using GEM Detectors