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- "The Gouging Spell enables a witch or wizard to carve through earth and stone with ease. From budding Herbologists digging for Snargaluff seedlings to treasure-hunting curse breakers uncovering ancient wizard tombs, the Gouging Spell makes all manner of heavy labour a matter of pointing a wand."
- — Miranda Goshawk, Book of Spells[src]
It had practical applications, both in digging and in making passageways through solid rock. Careful use of this spell could dig out the required object and leave the environment relatively untouched.
|Jacob's sibling||1989–1990 school year||Used it to make an entrance to the Sunken Vault in the Great Lake from rock.|
|Hermione Granger||1 May, 1998||Used this spell to carve out the ceiling as it struggled upwards, towards the fresher air in order to escape from Gringotts on the back of a dragon.|
Latin defodio, meaning "dig out".
Behind the scenes
- It is possible that Harry later used the spell to carve the words "Here Lies Dobby, a Free Elf" into Dobby's gravestone.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (First appearance)
- Wonderbook: Book of Spells
- Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery