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  • n. Plural form of Taffy.


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  • Possibly, a lone Japanese scout plane saw the Taffys retreating at 9:45, or saw the shadow of clouds on the water, and sent in a report that was relayed to theYamato.

    Sea of Thunder

  • Yet Kinkaid did not think it was necessary to warn the Taffys—especially Taffy Three, the northernmost carrier group, less than fifty miles off the coast of Samar.

    Sea of Thunder

  • It was enough to warn the Taffys to keep an eye out to the north.

    Sea of Thunder

  • Once again, the Taffys were left to the unglamorous work, flying air cover over tin carriers that were hardly worth trying to sink.

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  • At 0115, 1:15A.M ., Kinkaid ordered Sprague, the overall commander of the Taffys, to launch daybreak air searches to the north.

    Sea of Thunder

  • It was Admiral Kinkaid desperately signaling Admiral Halsey, imploring him to send fast battleships to rescue the embattled Taffys: “Help needed from heavy ships immediately.”

    Sea of Thunder

  • Paulus Powell suggested that the Taffys might be in danger of getting sucked into a fleet action, Kinkaid “rather sarcastically” replied, Powell recalled, “What would you have me do with them, bring them in here?”

    Sea of Thunder

  • I don't know, I think it's all the sugar and the Laffy Taffys I've been eating over here.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2006

  • "The Taffys out 'ere' ave done their bit along with the best, and they're just as mad as us, and maybe madder, at these ha'penny-grabbing loafers on strike."

    Action Front

  • He found them fine, honest, kind-hearted folk, with no more Taffys among them than there are among the English or Americans.

    The Story of Grenfell of the Labrador A Boy's Life of Wilfred T. Grenfell


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