Definitions starting with G

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/gahf/, graph, graft /graf/ [cf, Krio gaf hold back (Hancock p.c.), Gul, graf idem (Writers' Program 1940:54); cf. OED gaff stick with an iron hook for landing fish, hypercorrected to /garf/, then /graf/ by metathesis; cf. also Port, garfo fork] n. a stick with a hook for lifting speared fish or turtles out of the water; gaff: You coulda use a garf where the turtle was too big (Ragged). (Black)

Tags: hypercorrection, metathesis, nautical, noun, tool

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Last update: 2011-04-30 22:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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Comment of 9dmakPXUJM8s:
Obama could do what several prenidests have done in the past: hold "naval exercises" off their coast.It would be a tangible show of support for the protestors; it doesn't cost us a drop of American blood; and it would put teeth in the "world is watching" statement that he put out.If you're watching Twitter, then you know that the protesters are crying out for the world to do more than just issue written statements. Too bad Obama's too busy getting ice cream to notice.
Added at: 2015-12-22 19:50

Comment of nRRGxZUnZi0e:
Does drill here, drill now have a greater mninaeg when we see that fear of shuting down the Persian Gulf oil has us paralyzed in today's time to act? The fake CO2 scare is instead being pushed as if true in an attempt to enrich the alternate energy corrupt groups with a tax money rip off. Who was that Alaska Governor who was a mere strong woman? She seemed to understand common sense about energy strength more than all 525 thieves in DC.
Added at: 2015-12-22 12:42