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alf

(ælf)
n
derogatory Austral an uncultivated Australian
[from shortening of the name Alfred]

ALF

(in Britain) abbreviation for
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Animal Liberation Front
References in classic literature ?
"You know, I've got 'alf a mind to stay over tonight and go back tomorrow.
Well, of course, there was an end of plantation discipline; and Alf and I came to about the same point that I and my respected father did, years before.
I was on a visit to Alf's plantation, for it was after we had dissolved partnership.
Mullins and Alf Mason and many another ruffian long known and feared on the Spanish Main.
An' that's all till about 'alf an hour ago, when I takes the manager his extry-speshul Star; in about ten minutes he comes running out with a note, an' sends me with it to Scotland Yard in a hansom.
Look at here, Alf; you don't pull me next time my lamps ain't lit.
Alf, from St Madoes, Perthshire, who was the oldest man in Scotland, passed away on Saturday night.
"Alf died at his Cardiff home after a long illness last Thursday.
During his years at the museum, Alf - who was born 100 years ago on St Valentine's Day - collected large amounts of social history, textile and craft objects preserved for future generations.
I'm sick saying dead...create a Just ask owner Alf Burke, who took over the premises on The Causeway in Billingham a few months before Christmas.
Alf had shown Peter the ropes at the same time as he was writing the All Creatures Great and Small books, which became a huge hit on the BBC.
Ray Meagher on his beloved Home and Away character: 'Alf is 80% me - but he flies off the handle quicker'