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 for Gudgeon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gudgeon \Gud"geon\ (g[u^]j"[u^]n), n. [OE. gojon, F. goujon,
     from L. gobio, or gobius, Gr. kwbio`s Cf. 1st Goby. ]
     1. (Zool.) A small European freshwater fish ({Gobio
        fluviatilis), allied to the carp. It is easily caught and
        often used for food and for bait. In America the
        killifishes or minnows are often called gudgeons.
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     2. What may be got without skill or merit.
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              Fish not, with this melancholy bait,
              For this fool gudgeon, this opinion.  --Shak.
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     3. A person easily duped or cheated. --Swift.
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     4. (Mach.) The pin of iron fastened in the end of a wooden
        shaft or axle, on which it turns; formerly, any journal,
        or pivot, or bearing, as the pintle and eye of a hinge,
        but esp. the end journal of a horizontal.
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     6. (Naut.) A metal eye or socket attached to the sternpost to
        receive the pintle of the rudder.
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     Ball gudgeon. See under Ball.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gudgeon \Gud"geon\, v. t.
     To deprive fraudulently; to cheat; to dupe; to impose upon.
     [R.]
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           To be gudgeoned of the opportunities which had been
           given you.                               --Sir IV.
                                                    Scott.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gudgeon
      n 1: small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters
           having a large head and elongated tapering body having the
           ventral fins modified as a sucker [syn: goby, gudgeon]
      2: small slender European freshwater fish often used as bait by
         anglers [syn: gudgeon, Gobio gobio]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  59 Moby Thesaurus words for "gudgeon":
     arbor, axis, axle, axle bar, axle shaft, axle spindle, axle-tree,
     babe, boob, chump, cinch, credulous person, cull, distaff, dupe,
     easy mark, easy pickings, fall guy, fish, fool, fulcrum, gimbal,
     gobe-mouches, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gull, hinge, hingle, hub,
     innocent, leadpipe cinch, mandrel, monkey, nave, oarlock, patsy,
     pigeon, pin, pintle, pivot, plaything, pole, prize sap, pushover,
     radiant, rowlock, sap, saphead, schlemiel, sitting duck, spindle,
     stooge, sucker, swivel, toy, trunnion, trusting soul, victim
  
  

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