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GASH, n. [I know not through what channel we have received this word. It may be allied to chisel.]

A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length, particularly in flesh.

GASH, v.i. To make a gash, or long, deep incision; applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.




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GASH, n. [I know not through what channel we have received this word. It may be allied to chisel.]

A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length, particularly in flesh.

GASH, v.i. To make a gash, or long, deep incision; applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.


GASH, n. [I know not through what channel we have received this word. It may be allied to chisel. See Class Gs, No. 5, 6, 12, 28.]

A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length, particularly in flesh. Milton.


GASH, v.i.

To make a gash, or long, deep incision; applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.


Gash
  1. To make a gash, or long, deep incision in; -- applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.

    Grievously gashed or gored to death. Hayward.

  2. A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length and depth, particularly in flesh.
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Gash

GASH, noun [I know not through what channel we have received this word. It may be allied to chisel.]

A deep and long cut; an incision of considerable length, particularly in flesh.

GASH, verb intransitive To make a gash or long, deep incision; applied chiefly to incisions in flesh.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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