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a sharp metal spike or spur that is fastened to the leg of a gamecock

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a spar rising aft from a mast to support the head of a quadrilateral fore-and-aft sail

an iron hook with a handle

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Gaffing also invited religious scientists who disagree with the theory to participate in the discussion.
Sizeable sales were made abroad and the British, French, Spanish, Russian, Turkish and Japanese armies equipped themselves with Gaffing guns, as did the British Navy.
The incident was in breach of a conditional discharge given to Gaffing for being drunk and disorderly on September 25, at the same pub.
Gaffing the fish was another story for Borrell's brother Robert, 57, of Camarillo, who is no pipsqueak himself at 6-3, 240.
The deck-hands rushed back and forth, gaffing fish and slinging them into giant boxes.
When Sotelo attempted gaffing the fish, he missed and the fish promptly took a 100-yard run.
On various televised fishing shows, I've heard guides say they never lip-gaff tarpon because these fish are suction feeders and gaffing may impair their feeding ability.