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Usage examples for gaffer

  1. 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
  2. Mine host, old Gaffer Moon, smiles down upon the ashes of my camp fire, full- faced and silver. – Kenny by Leona Dalrymple
  3. " Oh, please, I am not a dame, he is not a gaffer cried Pierotte, imploringly. – A Round Dozen by Susan Coolidge
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Haven't we, Gaffer Fenwick?" – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  8. 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
  9. Gaffer Brown and Gammer Jones took the matter as it came, and the rosy- cheeked, red- cloaked village lasses sate under their broad hats entirely unmoved. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
  10. Good morrow, Gaffer Vicar. – Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S. Mr. of Art
  11. He's a good sort, that's what he is, and if I can help him without getting into trouble with the gaffer I will, and no mistake. – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  12. " Good- morning, gaffer he said. – The Proud Prince by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  13. Better than Gaffer Quelch's, eh? – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  14. 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
  15. 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)
  16. " Thanks, thank'ee kindly," said the Gaffer overjoyed at the prospect. – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston
  17. 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
  18. " Aye," Willie said, " I'm m' own gaffer I will that." – My Lady of the Chimney Corner by Alexander Irvine
  19. " 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