from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
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May 8, 2008 at 2:00 pm gawf bawls hare nets icki ol shooz j.
Meanwhile, I gotta bolt for gawf and then Greek food.
Tell yu gurls whut – I’m fixin tu go wawk de PGA golf turnamint tu watch hour buddee Dicky Pride plays sum gawf…its 18 holes / abowt 4+ hours / an abowt 5 myles…if yu gurls don’t git yur wawks in tudai, yu kin hab sum ov myne – win ai gits bak ai’ll bee hawt an tyred enuff fur us awl.
 “Her pomp,” says Knox himself, “lacked one principal point, to wit, womanlie gravity for when she saw John Knox at the other end of the table, she first smiled, and after gave ane gawf lauchter.