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Francis Gage (1621—1682) Roman Catholic priest

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George Gage (c. 1582—1638) diplomat and businessman

Irwin Gage (b. 1939)

John G. Gager

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Joseph Edward Gage (c. 1687—1766) adventurer

Lionel Gage Wigmore (1899—1989)

Mark Gage

Mary Gage (b. 1940)

Phineas Gage (1813—1860)

Sir Henry Gage (1597—1645) royalist army officer

Sir John Gage (1479—1556) military administrator and courtier

Sir William Hall Gage (1777—1864) naval officer

Thomas Gage (1721—1787) army officer and colonial governor

Thomas Gage (c. 1603—1656) Dominican friar and writer

William Gager (1555—1622) Latin playwright and poet

Yvonne Gage


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A term used at sea in relation to the direction of the wind. A ship which is to windward of another has the weather gage of it; one to leeward has the lee gage. It was a point of great significance in naval battle during the days of sail, either gage giving certain advantages to the fleet commander according to the way in which he wished to fight the battle. See also line of battle; warfare at sea.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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