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  • noun Plural form of gaffle.

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Examples

  • Scorning the sensual, always against the vulgar, in much the same manner as Carlyle, Brann stuck the gaffles of truth deep into the sides of wrong in high places, and exposed rottenness wherever found.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • One rare June day, when the sun was slowly sinking in the west, as the novelists say -- and I believe that's where Old Sol usually sinks -- he got mixed up with a bevy of industrious bumble-bees who were no respectors of persons -- would sting an honest delver as quickly as they'd put the gaffles to a scorbutic duke.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12

  • He used them as creatures of an inferior race; in short, he gaffles his four animals, and makes murderers of them; out of cowards fitly manufacturing bravos.

    The Piazza Tales

  • So, we repeat, Oberlus, czar of the isle, gaffles his four subjects; that is, with intent of glory, puts four rusty cutlasses into their hands.

    The Piazza Tales

  • As for McCain take a look at how he has answered questions to the media reporters in the pass he stubbles and makes gaffles.

    Jason Clarke's meta feed

  • As for McCain take a look at how he has answered questions to the media reporters in the pass he stubbles and makes gaffles.

    Jason Clarke's meta feed

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