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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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A little later he made the end of the gaff, where, astride the spar itself, he had a better chance for holding on.
At any moment he was liable to be snapped off the gaff, but he was helpless with fright.
At half after five I went below to set the cabin table, but I hardly knew what I did, for my eyes and my brain were filled with the vision of a man, white-faced and trembling, comically like a bug, clinging to the thrashing gaff. At six o'clock, when I served supper, going on deck to get the food from the galley, I saw Harrison, still in the same position.
Five days after the gaff, the un-corrected statement was still posted on the White House website, which seemed oblivious to what it had done.
This was the last time we saw our gaff. The fish shook it out on that run.
The former pen salesman said he was dreading facing up to Dani's dad, who regularly delights revellers by using his phrase "Pwoper gaff " when making personal nightclub appearances.
The court ordered the gaff and torch to be confiscated.
Brian Gaff To validate their entry, couples must share a photo of their personalised padlock on Instagram and caption with their idea of a dream date at intu Metrocentre using #intuPerfectDate.
We are aiming to donate up to 50,000 meals this year based on the fact that Gaff covers an average of 13 km in each game, which is more than any other Eagles player.
Westoe opted for the scrum, Sam Gaff running laterally across the pitch, then feeding Chris Judson who crossed.
AUSTRALIA SQUAD: Eddie Betts (Adelaide), Grant Birchall (Hawthorn), Luke Breust (Hawthorn), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong), Dustin Fletcher (Essendon), Andrew Gaff (West Coast), Brendon Goddard (Essendon), Robbie Gray (Port Adelaide), Dyson Heppell (Essendon), Luke Hodge (Hawthorn), Sam Mitchell (Hawthorn), Leigh Montagna (St Kilda), David Mundy (Fremantle), Robert Murphy (Western Bulldogs), Nick Riewoldt (St Kilda), Tom Rockliff (Brisbane Lions), Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn), Nick Smith (Sydney Swans), Jake Stringer (Western Bulldogs), Harry Taylor (Geelong), Chad Wingard (Port Adelaide), Easton Wood (Western Bulldogs).