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 (jăf′ə, yä′fə) also Ya·fo (yä′fō)
A former city of west-central Israel on the Mediterranean Sea. An ancient Phoenician city, it was taken by the Israelites in the 6th century ad and later fell to the Arabs (636), Crusaders (12th century), and Ottoman Turks (16th century). Jaffa was inhabited mainly by Arabs until the state of Israel was proclaimed in 1948. Since 1950 the city has been part of Tel Aviv-Yafo.
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(ˈdʒæfə; ˈdʒɑː-)
1. (Placename) a port in W Israel, on the Mediterranean: incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950; an old Canaanite city. Biblical name: Joppa Hebrew name: Yafo
2. (Plants) a large variety of orange, having a thick skin
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(ˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ)

also Yafo

a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town. Ancient, Joppa.
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Noun1.Jaffa - a port in western Israel on the MediterraneanJaffa - a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo - the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean
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But he is averaging under 30 in the past two years now -- you cannot tell me he keeps getting jaffas.
It is safe to say Hendricks doesn't bowl too many jaffas in a spell, but even by those standards, the ball which got rid of Pakistan's best batsman was well below average.
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"It's not the sort of pitch where there are loads of jaffas, but it is quite attritional at times.
"I usually judge a pitch on how many batsmen get out to really good balls and I don't think many of their batsmen will feel they got jaffas to get out.
"I don't think many of the batsmen will think they got jaffas (wellbowled deliveries) to get out from.
"They were jaffas, weren't they, that he got wickets with?
When he forgot the vanilla pods in his Jaffas, Selasi brushed it off saying: "I don't understand it, I'm just baking it."
There have been plenty of jaffas served up in this match and Onions also made a mug of Jack Leaning by moving one in to uproot his middle stump.
They might have a higher economy rate but chances of bowling jaffas are higher up there.
"They might go at a slightly higher economy rate, but the chances of bowling 'jaffas' are higher up there.