Definitions of Gaffed

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Usage examples for Gaffed

  1. But the stot didn't mean to be gaffed. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  2. Arthur was silent directly, and just then his fright was at its height with the conger that Dick had hooked, and that Will gaffed and hauled in. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  3. Ken had a glimpse of a giant next him, literally pitchforking a Turk out of the trench, lifting him like a gaffed salmon on the end of his bayonet. – On Land And Sea At The Dardanelles by Thomas Charles Bridges
  4. On the third day he gaffed another seal as it floated past on a cake of ice. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  5. When the croupier had gaffed all his money he would repent and say, " Now, that would have kept me at Loch Leven for a fortnight." – Angling Sketches by Andrew Lang
  6. Then she came up, and they hauled the painter in and gaffed me over the rail. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  7. Far below I saw a streak of living light shoot through the water- on, on, closer to the surface now, and at last she fairly sprang into the air, quivering like a gaffed salmon, then fell back to float and clear her blue eyes from her tangled hair. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  8. The fishermen gaffed the halibut and pulled him into the dory, though it nearly swamped them, for the fish weighed over three hundred and fifty pounds. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. The young seals are gaffed without trouble: the old ones are shot. – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  10. He shivered, 'twas as if the villain gaffed The old man with a boat- hook; bleeding, spent, He begged for life nor knew at all the road he went. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
  11. She drew a long breath and rumbled fiercely: And the mushy fool me, forcing that herd of calves on old Dave at that scandalous price- after all, that's what really gaffed me the worst! – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  12. And everybody stood around and looked at them proudly, and told of the enormous flies that had been used, and how one monster had whipped the boat around and towed it right down through the rapids, and lucky it was that the water was high or it would infallibly have been ripped to pieces, but the boatmen kept their heads and managed to get it through, and when the salmon came out in the quiet river below and found itself still fast, it gave up and let itself be gaffed without any further fuss. – The Charm of Ireland by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  13. But spite of Peter's clamour and Esk's injured howls, I netted the floundering pike and flung it among the bushes, where young Bareshanks gaffed it and held it aloft. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  14. As soon as the salmon saw the boat it tried to break away, but its captor had caught a glimpse of the fish, and seeing that it was not too large for speedy action, reeled in without loss of time, and gaffed him promptly. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler