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The landing-net was useless for one of his size, and I would not have him gaffed.

The landing net was useless for one of his size, and I would not have him gaffed.

I drew him slowly to my side, and gaffed him in four feet of water.

"If I ever gaff another fish, may I be gaffed myself," I said.

But, you see, I know Duncan: he has often gaffed fish for me.

Then she came up, and they hauled the painter in and gaffed me over the rail.

Captain Dan reached over with a gaff—and all but gaffed that swordfish before he sank too deep.

One day the little maid fell into the sea, but Bucca held her up until Uncle Malachi reached his gaff, and gaffed her in.

The young seals are gaffed without trouble: the old ones are shot.

On the third day he gaffed another seal as it floated past on a cake of ice.

WORD ORIGIN

"iron hook," c.1300, gaffe, from Old French gaffe "boat hook" (see gaffe). Specifically of the hook on a fishing spear from 1650s.

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