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After an embarrassing administrative gaff, a few zany candidates, and nationwide anticipation, New York City’s final vote tally for the mayoral primaries is in.

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Meanwhile, on the other end, US Airways seems genuinely confused by their gaff.

If with the Vice-Admiral he will hoist a white flag at the end of the gaff or derrick, and fire two guns.

When he would have the fleet come to an anchor, he will show double Dutch colours at the end of his gaff and fire a gun.

The bowlines on the luff of the gaff topsails should be particularly noticed as a feature of this period.

Unfortunately 'Meteor' and 'Iverna' were not competing, the former having damaged her gaff.

We've picked up a guy out of an ice gang that's willin' to stand th' gaff, but we need another one.


On this page you'll find 221 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to gaff, such as: appliance, device, gear, gizmo, machine, and machinery.

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