De Giers was one of the few who gauged the situation accurately.
When gauged with water and made into a mortar it sets slowly, but ultimately becomes almost as strong as Portland cement.
He couldn't tell the time in the windowless room, but he gauged it to be after midnight.
How faithless and insincere was Henrys policy maybe gauged from the fact that in 1520, after all the pageantry of the Field of the Cloth of Gold and his vows of undying friendship for Francis, he met Charles a few weeks later at Gravelines, and concluded with him a treaty which pledge~i England to a defensive alliance against the kings good brother of France.
But we have not really gauged their significance by saying that they are spurious.