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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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Cobia to be kept should be gaffed, and then when brought alongside, a whack with a club or fish bat should be applied to the head.
Safeway's howler comes a month after it gaffed with its pounds 5.1million sponsorship of Scottish soccer - hailing Berti Vogts' team as "Scotland's new heroes" after a 2-2 draw with the Faroe Islands.
Lord Thurso recalled: "David gaffed it and threw it up a steepish bank, intending to scramble up after it.
Lord Thurso, who died in April 1995, recalled: 'David gaffed it and threw it up a steepish bank, intending to scramble up after it.
One contestant I saw was so badly gaffed that all it could do was wobble about on unsteady limbs.