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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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Nevertheless, Gaffing conducted the debate respectably, listening closely to the scientists who explained the theory of evolution, which -- as Prof Ariel Chapman, of the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, argued -- is "strong and sound, and has a very strong, clear place in modern science.
The Gaffing gun chattered away at 200 rounds per minute, though it tended to jam if cranked too fast.
Says Gaffing, "That guarantee is the primary risk of cosigning.
Never bring a fish you hope to put in the boat to the transom for gaffing. First off, the water is turbulent there, causing uneven pressure on the fish.