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haff

also haaf, Baltic lagoon, separated from open sea by a sandbar, German, from Middle Low German haf "sea," related to Old Norse, Swedish haf "the sea, especially "the high sea," Danish hav, Old Frisian hef, Old English hæf "sea," perhaps literally "the rising one," and related to the root of heave.

Usage examples of "haff".

After vhile, you haff cat dat can make big backvard chumps, or roll like barrel.

Iss it not nice to know that because you haff been useful, you can liff when you haff been dead?

Strangeways, contagt effery vun uff my colleagues uff der Royal College and haff zem meet me for ein special conzultation.

I could haff one copy of this goaded message, I might haff time to solf it, yess.

But the large forces in East Prussia and in eastern Poland were dependent on the other river systems, radiating from Königsberg and Elbing on the Frisches Haff.

This Frisches Haff, a long narrow lagoon almost cut off from the Baltic by a long sand spit, would quite obviously be the scene of extensive barge traffic from Elbing to Königsberg.

Amber was supposed to watch these shades and give cry back to Haff on the wheel if shallows impeded their passage.

Half on 'em's clean gone, an' nigh haff o' them that's left is sucked most dry o' blood, with sores on 'em like they's ben on Whateleys cattle ever senct Lavinny's black brat was born.

Haff on 'em's clean gone, an' nigh Haff o' them that's left is sucked most dry o' blood, with sores on 'em like they's ben on Whateleys cattle ever senct Lavinny's black brat was born.

Dere vill be morrr mur-derts, and morrr afder dat, Choo-dee, we are all goink zu haff sotch fun - Spiegleman quoted this junk to me!

To tell the truth, I haff become somewhat starved for intelligent conversation, since it was necessary to .

Even if vun side stopped viring, it could not haff gone into such sudden circles.