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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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Almost 50 years later I am quite certain I never missed a fish with it, and I cried plenty of tears over my first gaff when the old Shu Mac met her fate in a marina fire.
These gaffs are slips and can be caused by carelessness or ignorance and experts say that the desire for power distances politicians from reality.
Many other far more famous politicians than the mayor of Prestatyn have made oral gaffs, ex pm Gordon Brown will confirm that.
Criticism should be impudent in order for great gaffs not to happen as the one with the capital project for translation of 130 tomes of Macedonian literature.
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IT WOULD seem that Gordon Brown is in desperate need of a significant injection of credibility after his party's recent gaffs and risible performances in the local elections.
The Gaffs agreed in 2001 to stop distributing chemicals, including potassium chlorate and potassium perchlorate, to customers it knew were making illegal fireworks.
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Yet, she somehow manages to alienate popular opinion with an endless stream of gaffs that are at best ill-advised and at worst downright stupid.
Poor Tony has had to endure numerous public gaffs by his wife over the years, and that was when she was with him.
no, not Carlisle's end-of-year video but Rory McGrath's More Own Goals and Gaffs.
1 -- color) A longtime kayak fisherman, Jason Morton loads up with such items as fish finders, rod holders and gaffs.