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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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For most of us it was a long journey of misadventures, and lost fish, until we began to learn how to match our gaff to our boat, as well as the fish we were after.
When someone takes part in a political race with intention to manipulate the electorate, many gaffs are created and it cannot be said that this was caused by carelessness.
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The primary study end point in GAFFS was time to clinical success, which was defined as cure or significant improvement.
Indeed, the analysis of individual results reveals that some participants made a lower penetration with the CCA-adapted gaff on all the poles tested, others made a deeper penetration with the CCA-adapted gaff than fo r the standard gaff, and for some others, there was a more or less equivalent penetration for both gaffs on all the poles.
They can be spontaneous events, where men encircle the swirling roosters as their turbulent strivings raise clouds of dust, their gaffs lashing out in unpredictable directions.
Some of the biggest names in TV news discuss behind-the-scenes goings-on, tricks of the trade and on-air gaffs.
The worst gaffs came in the last minutes when Gareth Williams headed wide and sub John Schofield planted a close range header straight at keeper Lee Martin when it was easier to score.
Presenter Danny Kelly and side-kick Tom Binns produced more than enough gaffs to keep viewers interested and make up for second-rate guests in the last series and the odd abusive caller was an added bonus.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, wrote to twit editors of a major magazine for business communicators for publishing this in their October, 1994, issue: "Panelists recounted numerous examples of gaffs caused by translation errors.
Woodworker Jay McLaughlan and Assistant Chief Forester Bill Rivers will lead the project to select suitable trees to build booms, masts and gaffs for both ships as traditional spar-makers in Massachusetts have done for centuries.
At a lot of piers I see pier gaffs used more often than ring nets, even for out of season snook.
Rory McGrath is back with more Own Goals and Gaffs - another collection of footballing howlers.
The company began by manufacturing reel-conversion kits and gaffs.