GOF

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AcronymDefinition
GOFGuardians of Freedom (gaming clan)
GOFGoodness Of Fit
GOFGentlemen of Fortune (barbershop chorus, Vancouver)
GOFGang of Four (Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, John Vlissides; authors of the book Design Patterns)
GOFGang of Four (short-time Communist China's leader after the death of Mao)
GOFGet Off Facebook
GOFHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (book by J. K. Rowling)
GOFGrumpy Old Farts
GOFGuest Observer Facility
GOFGovernor's Opportunity Fund
GOFgrease, oil and filter (automotive maintenance)
GOFGroups Of Forces (Non-Soviet Warsaw Pact)
GOFGroup of Friends
GOFGlass Optical Fiber
GOFGlobal Opportunities Fund (UK)
GOFGun Owners Foundation
GOFGroup of Frames
GOFGreat Outdoor Fight (Chris Onstad book)
GOFGermany or Florida (game)
GOFGrapple of Fixture (robotics)
GOFGrease, Oil & Filter (automobile mechanic's shorthand)
References in classic literature ?
"Here it is about gentlemen of fortune. They lives rough, and they risk swinging, but they eat and drink like fighting-cocks, and when a cruise is done, why, it's hundreds of pounds instead of hundreds of farthings in their pockets.
"Gentlemen of fortune," returned the cook, "usually trusts little among themselves, and right they are, you may lay to it.
'I tell you, sir,' said Mr Dorrit, panting with anger, 'that you separate me--ha--from other gentlemen; that you make distinctions between me and other gentlemen of fortune and station.
There will be compositions from the cult films "Titanic", "The Godfather", "Game of Thrones", "Fifth Element", "Sherlock Holmes", "Star Wars", "Pirates of the Caribean", "Harry Potter", "Kill Bill" , "Pink Panther","Pretty Woman","Gentlemen of Fortune", "The Diamond Hand" and others.
Six teams from different parts of our country fought for the victory, among them "Gentlemen of Fortune" from the Kurgan State Agricultural Academy named after T.S.
Mrs Rudd made the forged documents signed by an army agent whom she claimed was a relation and allegedly persuaded Robert to cash them with various "gentlemen of fortune".
Back home in Moscow, where the director says he wants to spend more time, he has some very Russian projects in the pipeline, including a remake of the classic Soviet comedy "Gentlemen of Fortune" (Dzhentlmeny udachi) that drew an aud of more than 65 million when it was released in 1971.
It remains unclear how the footage found its way to the Internet, where it was posted by a blogger cleverly using the jaunty soundtrack from the much-loved Soviet comedy "Gentlemen of Fortune".
Similarly, Members of Parliament were 'Honourable Gentlemen'; courtiers were 'gentlemen-in-waiting'; jurors were 'gentlemen of the jury'; soldiers were 'gentlemen in red'; highwaymen were 'gentlemen of the road'; pirates were 'gentlemen of fortune'; doubly genteel valets were 'gentlemen's gentlemen' (1725); commercial salesmen were 'gentlemen travellers' (1822); in the nineteenth century, a 'gentleman' was the legal designation for a person living off private income without an occupation; and the Devil himself had long been the 'old gentleman' or 'the gentleman in black'.
In the contest of musical humor, competition has already developed between the Academic teams "Gentlemen of Fortune" and "Laughter Room".
This has always been a good hideaway for gentlemen of fortune. He'd used the place many times before, just like me.'
During this time our team of KVN "Gentlemen of Fortune", whose captain I am, has achieved serious results.