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gaffer

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n. an old man; a rustic old man. (From grandfather.) Nobody out there but some old gaffer with a cane.
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STEVE EVANS refused to rip into Leeds owner Massimo Cellino last night - despite becoming the sixth gaffer axed by the controversial Italian at Elland Road.
If only for this reason The Man With Two Gaffers, in which most of the characters speak broad Yorkshire, is an interesting and refreshing production - although there is a paradox - the play is actually an adaptation by Blake Morrison of an Italian comedy.
It is just wear and tear after serious damage to the right knee a couple of years ago but most gaffers run a mile because of it.
They were just two of the skippers of 55 boats that took part in the 2006 Gaffers Day, Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's biennial regatta dedicated to "yachts that hoist a spar" plus classic Bermudan rigged craft.
But the good times have also benefited the grips, gaffers, drivers and costume makers.
in the past, managers from Norway were written off as route-one merchants or eccentrics such as Egil Olsen - whose footwear at Wimbledon made him look more like a farme r than a gaffer.
The event is organised by the Old Gaffers Association.
ROD PETRIE has a reputation for taking a chance on young gaffers but the Hibs chief executive insists he isn't gambling by giving the job to 41-year-oldMixu Paatelainen.
And Meadow Lane manager McParland, who was born in Edinburgh, can't believe he'll be working for one of the most famous gaffers in planet football.
Bergodi was one of three Italian gaffers working in the country's top flight but stood down after Rapid crashed out of the UEFA Cup to German side Nuremberg.
THE men in black take it from all corners as bitter gaffers look for an easy target
I am not one to say I am the best player and should be playing, it is down to the gaffer but hopefully we will see that I am one of the best players.