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Gaffer

In film, the person in charge of lighting effects. Because different lights draw out different emotions, a gaffer may be used in marketing to find the lighting (for example, for a commercial) most likely to elicit a positive response from a targeted consumer.
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In a statement from Llanarth Court Hospital it said: 'We can confirm that Gaffa Hassan, a patient who absconded whilst on a visit to see his family in Pontypridd on October 16 has been safely returned to our care.
David Harrison:"The biggest and best signing Newcastle have made since Keegan rocked up 25 years ago, in Rafa we have a gaffa who a big big name, aim for the stars and we may hit the moon, come Rafa the king of Geordieland.
Or perhaps she's bagged a role in Bob the Builder given her get-up seems to be held together with neon gaffa tape.
The campaign featured on billboards, on radio and even in the cinema as characters Gaffa, Selina, Kira, Sam and Hayley looked set to steal the crown of TOWIE counterparts Joey Essex, Sam Faiers and Lauren Goodger.
Much loved wife of the late Frankie, dearly loved mam of Sharon, special motherinlaw of Gaffa, loving nanna of Jay, Corben and Reuben, very dear sister of Bena and the late Annie, Tommy, Alec and Agnes and also a dear sisterinlaw, and aunty who will be very sadly missed.
and then I'll pause and wait for the Director General, Mark Thomson, to come storming down into the room by way of a fireman's pole brandishing a roll of gaffa tape to slap over my mouth and, just as he does, I'll continue '.
20DIRECTA GAFFA MAIDEN STAKES (CLASS D)pounds 10,000 added 3YO only 7f Penalty Value pounds 7,118
Gaffa at the Gabba (A Stewart perf - run=1, 100=25pts, catch=10, win match=25, win toss=10): 120-130; Put A Cork In It (no of unsuccessful appeals by D Cork when bowling): 11-13.
fizzer18 I apologised after game for my dive got a rollicking off gaffa won''t happen again-end of
Rafa the Gaffa, along with his cohorts Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson believe they have a divine right to win games by whatever means necessary.
Nope, the result wasn't the biggest talking point - I reckon it was the scabby-looking Rangers jerseys that appeared to have Gaffa tape covering the Carling logos.