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gaff

1. Angling a stiff pole with a stout prong or hook attached for landing large fish
2. Nautical a boom hoisted aft of a mast to support a gaffsail
3. a metal spur fixed to the leg of a gamecock
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Media interviews are available with military marriage experts, including Master Sergeant Todd Gaff and his wife Valerie.
Richard Gaff, 51, of Springfield, is serving a 16-month sentence at the Oregon State Penitentiary for manufacturing, possessing and selling marijuana and hashish.
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In order to generate a significant difference between the two gaffs for the soft poles, such as was observed with the human evaluation, a new climb-ability index combining gaff penetration, gaff impact, and withdrawal force will have to be defined.
Back off the drag (perhaps a half turn on a spinner) as the fish gets into range of the gaff or net.
Gaff, say the lexicons, can mean a metal spur for a gamecock, a cheap theater or music hall, an ordeal, or a kind of topsail.
Woodworker Jay McLaughlan and Assistant Chief Forester Bill Rivers will lead the project to select suitable trees to build booms, masts and gaffs for both ships as traditional spar-makers in Massachusetts have done for centuries.
Your crew should be ready with gaffs waiting should the need for assistance arise.
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Lost was the marlin, two gaffs and any shot at the tournament trophy, which was taken by a 183-pounder boated aboard the Gambler, captained by Billy Miyagawa.
He laughed about one of the gaffs when a Spanish singer was set to be interviewed.
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