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  • noun slang, UK, WW II, RAF A barrage balloon.


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Named after Air Marshal Sir Ernest Leslie Gossage, Commander-in-Chief RAF Balloon Command 1940-4.


  • The entire portfolio has been acquired by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and is now on display there -- although the best place to see it is actually in Gossage's original book version, which has just been republished.

    Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossage's vision

  • By the way, Gossage is headed for the Hall of Fame.

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  • Hoyt Wilhelm and Rollie Fingers are in the Hall of Fame and Gossage is another close call. - My Hall votes go to Ozzie Smith, Carter

  • Helton rarely calls Gossage, particularly in the days preceding a Sprint Cup event.


  • A photo from the portfolio called "The Pond," published by John Gossage in 1985.

    Gopnik's Daily Pic: Gossage's vision

  • From Yogi Berra to Goose Gossage to Tino Martinez, retired Yankees are everywhere around New York's spring training, living examples of the much-venerated 'Yankee way' of doing business.

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  • With one out and Rick Burleson on first in the bottom of on in the ninth, Jerry Remy turned on a Goose Gossage heater and hit a laser to right.

    One Season

  • And now that Bruce Sutter and Goose Gossage are in the Hall, it's time we added Smith, who held the record for career saves (478) until modern-day closers Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera passed him.

    USA TODAY writers reveal their 2009 Hall of Fame ballots

  • On the mound was Richard “Goose” Gossage, the premier flame-throwing relief pitcher of his time; and waving an imposing bat sixty feet, six inches away, was eighteen-year veteran Carl Yastrzemski, arguably the best fastball hitter of his.

    One Season

  • Among them is David Wells, who pitched at a listed weight of 248 pounds and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 2007 and Goose Gossage, of whom teammate Rudy May once said, Look at Gossage.

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