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gaffer

(ˈgæfɚ)
n. an old man; a rustic old man. (From grandfather.) Nobody out there but some old gaffer with a cane.
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Gaffer Bedshaw never recovered from the second shock he received, and is confined in a madhouse, hopelessly incurable.
A neophyte might have fancied that the ripples passing over it were dreadfully like faint changes of expression on a sightless face; but Gaffer was no neophyte and had no fancies.
But STEFAN JOHANSEN reckons Ronny Deila is ripping up the old notions about gaffers from his homeland with his high-energy free-flowing style at Celtic.
Review TITLE: The Man With Two Gaffers, Huddersfield Thespians VENUE: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield REVIEW: William Marshall A FULL-ON Yorkshire play is a rarity.
More than 30 "old gaffers" from yesteryear were on show in the town's harbour as part of a festival organised by the Old Gaffers Association which attracted boats from throughout the British Isles.
SEAN O'CONNOR reckons nine out of 10 gaffers would run a mile from his "glass knee".
Sydney Amateur Sailing Club's biennial Gaffers Day turned back the clock on a glorious autumn day on Sydney Harbour in late April.
Many technicians who are called below-the-line workers in Hollywood jargon, including gaffers and grips, say they have been reaping the rewards of industry production gone berserk.
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.
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.
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.