Usage examples for gaffer

  1. " Thanks, thank'ee kindly," said the Gaffer, overjoyed at the prospect. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  2. 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
  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. Good morrow, Gaffer Vicar. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  5. " Good- morning, gaffer," he said. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  6. " Oh, please, I am not a dame, he is not a gaffer," cried Pierotte, imploringly. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  7. Mine host, old Gaffer Moon, smiles down upon the ashes of my camp fire, full- faced and silver. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  8. 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)
  9. 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
  10. " 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
  11. 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
  12. Better than Gaffer Quelch's, eh? – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. 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