graff


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Graff \Graff\, n. [OE. grafe, greife, greive. Cf. Margrave.]
   A steward; an overseer.
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         [A prince] is nothing but a servant, overseer, or
         graff, and not the head, which is a title belonging
         only to Christ.                          --John Knox.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Graff \Graff\ n. & v.
   See Graft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Graft \Graft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grafted; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Grafting.] [F. greffer. See Graft, n.]
   1. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree;
      to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to
      insert a graft upon. [Formerly written graff.]
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   2. (Surg.) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in
      a lesion so as to form an organic union.
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   3. To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to
      bring about a close union.
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            And graft my love immortal on thy fame ! --Pope.
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   4. (Naut.) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing,
      etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
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