gash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gash cut open "she slashed her wrists"
    • n gash a strong sweeping cut made with a sharp instrument
    • n gash a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation
    • n gash a wound made by cutting "he put a bandage over the cut"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gash A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
    • v. t Gash găsh To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh. "Grievously gashed or gored to death."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • gash To make a long deep incision in, as flesh; cut deeply into the flesh of: as, to gash a person's cheek.
    • n gash An incision or cut, relatively long and deep; particularly, a cut in flesh; a slash.
    • gash Shrewd; sagacious; having the appearance of sagacity joined with that of self-importance.
    • gash Lively and fluent in discourse; talkative.
    • gash Trim; well dressed.
    • gash To converse; gossip; tattle; gush.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Gash gash to make a deep cut into anything, esp. into flesh
    • n Gash a deep, open wound
    • adj Gash gash (Scot.) shrewd: talkative: trim
    • v.i Gash to tattle
    • adj Gash gash (Scot.) ghastly, hideous—also Gash′ful, Gash′ly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
For older garth, or garse, OF. garser, to scarify, F. gercer, to chap, perh. from an assumed LL. carptiare, fr. L. carpere, carptum, to pluck, separate into parts; cf. LL. carptare, to wound. Cf. Carpet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From ghastful, through association with gash.

Usage

In literature:

She lifted the cloth from his head, and saw a long, uneven gash, from which the blood was freely oozing.
"The Second Violin" by Grace S. Richmond
It pierces hearts, and enters the bosom of trust, goring it with gashes which God alone can heal.
"Fifteen Years in Hell" by Luther Benson
After they have murdered him, they gash the body all over and bury it.
"Dr. Scudder's Tales for Little Readers, About the Heathen." by Dr. John Scudder
Even then, however, he sustained an ugly gash.
"Twice Told Tales" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Lying on the floor of the defile, lay the Indian, with a deep gash across his forehead, where it had struck a sharp rock.
"Ted Strong's Motor Car" by Edward C. Taylor
Consequently the street is not gashed with wheel ruts.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
Cut across the top diagonal gashes just before putting into the oven.
"The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)" by Mrs. F.L. Gillette
Then he sat very still while Grace applied the court-plaster to the little gash at the apex of a rapidly rising lump.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
Kolgrim would not use his arm for many days, and Harek was gashed in arm and thigh also.
"King Alfred's Viking" by Charles W. Whistler
The laceration on His brow, the gash in His side, the torn muscles and nerves of His feet beg you to come.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
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In poetry:

Around him swarm the plaining ghosts
Like those on Virgil's shore--
A wilderness of faces dim,
And pale ones gashed and hoar.
"In The Prison Pen" by Herman Melville
Upon the mountain slopes he gazed,
Where the great pine trees grow,
Then gashed their mighty sides and laid
Their singing branches low.
"The Bridge Builder" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The eyes were starting from their socks,
The mouth it ghastly grinn'd,
And there was a gash across the brow,
The scalp was nearly skinn'd.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Not though we gashed ourselves and wept,
For the high-priest bade us wait;
Saying He went on a journey or slept,
Or was drunk or had taken a mate.
"Rimmon" by Rudyard Kipling
A mattock high he swung;
I watched him at his toil;
With never gulp of lung
He gashed the ruddy soil.
Thought I, I'd give my wealth
To have his health.
"Cardiac" by Robert W Service
There may be words in rituals spoken
To Quetzalcoatl who makes verdure through rain-flow
Words like the gash made by knives of obsidian
To tell of such greenness!
"The Resplendent Quetzal-Bird" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Jason Kidd needed seven stitches to close a gash on the side of his head that opened in the first quarter of Sunday's game against Indiana.
Milwaukee slugger Ryan Brauns MVP season will always be under a cloud of suspicion despite… (MORRY GASH / Associated…).
Maternal grandmother is Patricia Gash of Painesville Township.
Just last week we introduced you to Mercy, a pit-bull found in Valencia County with gashes and gunshot wounds, who's mouth was wired shut.
A marietta man is recovering from a deep gash to his forehead and severe cuts to one of his arms after being hit by a flying saw blade .
Earlier, three or four had gashed his chin and swelled one side of his jaw, spattering his striped shirt with blood .
Josh Bosworth suffered a broken jaw and a gash on his head in a Five Points brawl .
Lindsay Lohan lied when she said her mom was on cocaine and left a "gash" on the starlet's leg during a dust-up on Wednesday - according to Lindsay herself.
Boyfriend was taken to hospital with two-inch gash in his head.
Dolphins return man Ted Ginn gashed the Jets for 299 return yards Sunday.
Maple Leafs may don helmets after Taylor Hall's grizzly gash.
In March 2011, while enjoying a breakout season with Bolton, Holden was injured in a collision with Manchester United's Jonny Evans that broke a bone, damaged Holden 's right ACL and left a gash requiring 26 stitches.
Services for Frank Wayne "Buck" Hopper , 59, will be 2 pm Monday at Gash Memorial Chapel.
Owner Scott Wilburn, a Coast Guardsman, went to his business Tuesday and found long gashes in the inflatable bounce houses that account for about 85 percent of the equipment.
Credit Morry Gash / AP.
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