Usage examples for gaffer

  1. Good morrow, Gaffer Vicar. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  2. The sister drinks and eke the brother, The grand dam and the gaffer, This one drinks, that one drinks, A hundred drink- a thousand! – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. Sunday- best is a different matter, and in this the other gaffer was clothed. – Jackanapes, Daddy Darwin's Dovecot and Other Stories by Juliana Horatio Ewing
  4. She says, my Grandmother was the best woman in the whole world, gave her a cow when she was married, and cured her husband, Gaffer Jenkins, of the collects, which he used to have very bad. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. Eliza asked, as if the said soul was a naavy over whom Anna stood as gaffer. – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  6. Better than Gaffer Quelch's, eh? – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  7. The crested person was Gaffer Grebe, who was collecting wet water- weeds to make his floating nest with, for he couldn't endure dry nests that stay still in one place. – Robin's Rambles by May Byron
  8. " Oh, please, I am not a dame, he is not a gaffer," cried Pierotte, imploringly. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  9. " Good- morning, gaffer," he said. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  10. " Thanks, thank'ee kindly," said the Gaffer, overjoyed at the prospect. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  11. " Aye," Willie said, " I'm m' own gaffer, I will that." – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  12. He had no son of his own; it would be pleasant to keep Jinny still at the farm with a husband whom he could " gaffer" and break in to his own ways; so, by and by, consent was given, and John Dickinson was treated with great respect by all at the farm, and already assumed the airs of a master. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  13. An' dun yo' remember, Betty, haa th' young gaffer laffed at me, an' said as aw could noan play wi' th' likes o' yo'? – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  14. Mine host, old Gaffer Moon, smiles down upon the ashes of my camp fire, full- faced and silver. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  15. " I say, Gaffer," said another fellow, a carter, who had left his horses by the drinking- trough-" I say, Gaffer Pistol- legs, how old bist thee?" – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  16. Outside a shuttered pub a bunch of loiterers listen to a tale which their brokensnouted gaffer rasps out with raucous humour. – Ulysses by James Joyce