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gaffer

Film, TV, etc the senior electrician on a television or film set
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'He's had touches enough not to want no more, as well as I make him out, Gaffer! Been a knocking about with a pretty many tides, ain't he pardner?
Both men then looked with a weird unholy interest in the wake of Gaffer's boat.
'Why, yes, I have,' said Gaffer. 'I have been swallowing too much of that word, Pardner.
'Since when was you no pardner of mine, Gaffer Hexam Esquire?'
Accused of robbing a live man!' said Gaffer, with great indignation.
'And what if I had been accused of robbing a dead man, Gaffer?'
'Gaffer! If you think to get rid of me this way--.'
A neophyte might have fancied that the ripples passing over it were dreadfully like faint changes of expression on a sightless face; but Gaffer was no neophyte and had no fancies.
Gaffer Bedshaw never recovered from the second shock he received, and is confined in a madhouse, hopelessly incurable.
The introduction of gaffers tape over duct tape has provided the manufacturer a wide range of packaging advancement.