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old codger

An affectionate or playfully derisive term for a cantankerous, eccentric old man. My grandpa is such an old codger, but we all love his gruff ways.
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VVWHAT they say Kevin Prendergast, trainer of Crafty Codger "He was second on his last start in a nursery and has form with the Birdcatcher second Focussed, who ran very well at Naas.
The retiree groups Legacy serves have also helped raise funds by participating in large numbers at the annual Legacy Codger Cup golfing tournament.
And, wonder of wonders, it turns out that this cranky codger, worn down with decades of care and frustration, still has dreams and hopes, and is willing to take some extraordinary risks to go after them.
Completed about a year ago and officially named the Codger Pole in dedication ceremonies, the creation is the largest chainsaw sculpture of human likenesses in the world, according to LaBenne.
Rod Delamere Surviving Old Codger, Pontprennau, Cardiff
Norris Cole--the camp as-Christmas old codger who works at Weatherfield convenience store The Kabin--took a break from his customary 'bulldog chewing a wasp' shtick to remark that he "knew it was a mistake taking The Grocer to bed"--much to the consternation of half brother Ramsay Clegg (played, fittingly, by Andrew Sachs).
Sources say that Joel, 60, was just too much of a codger for his 27-year-old wife.
AFTER ENJOYING THEIR MUSIC back home in Blighty, I got ahold of some more of their charged sounds, provoking misty-eyed reminiscences of Killing Joke and Gang of Four for this old codger.
You might think that a magazine in its 96th year, put out by an association in its 116th, would be well into its dotage, doddering around like an old codger revelling in long-past successes.
Gradually a rapport develops between the pair and when Frank discovers Robot has not been programmed to obey the law, the wily old codger begins a new life of crime with his android partner.
What frustrates this old codger even more is that the most affluent members of our society, 21 to 24-year-olds, often get concessions when we do not.
The sketch where the young guy's date turns out to be an old codger was a hoot.
Looking in the mirror I don't like what I see Who's that wrinkly codger Peering back at me?
We understand that in June this year you offered to lay pounds 1,500-pounds 500 to "some old codger in the Racing Post" - aka Howard Wright, a trustee of the NRC - about Royal Ascot taking place at Ascot in 2006.
Even though it's been 20-odd years since he dipped his toes into acting, he's remarkably believable as an '80-odd' slippery codger called Tom in Remember Me (Sunday, BBC1, 9pm).