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Jigger

noun
1.
A small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey.  Synonyms: pony, shot glass.
2.
Any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl.  Synonym: jiggermast.
3.
Larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation.  Synonyms: chigger, harvest mite, redbug.






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"Jigger" Quotes from Famous Books



... fizz?" asked Mr. Pike. "All the ingredients within reach, simply waiting to be introduced to each other, and you have been holding them apart. You ought to be ashamed of yourself. Bring out some ice. Produce your jigger. Get busy. Hand me the tools ...
— The Slim Princess • George Ade

... after a few minutes got up and put on a thin jacket. On deck it was very hot and he felt the warmth of the iron plates through his slippers. In West Africa one puts on slippers as soon as one gets out of bed, for fear of the jigger insect that bores into one's foot. A gentle land breeze blew across the lagoon and the air was hot and damp like steam. Lister smelt ...
— Lister's Great Adventure • Harold Bindloss

... in this business of tale-telling, and consider that my sole affair is to hunt the argument dispassionately. Your romancer must be neither a lover of his heroine nor (as the fashion now sets) of his chief rascal. He must affect a genial height, that of a jigger of strings; and his attitude should be that of the Pulpiteer:—Heaven help you, gentlemen, but I know what is best for you! ...
— The Forest Lovers • Maurice Hewlett

... JIGGER OR SAND FLEA.—Also called chique, chigo, and nigua. It is common in Cuba, Porto Rico, and Brazil. About one-half the size of the ordinary flea, it is of a brownish-red color with a white spot on the back. The female lives in the sand and ...
— The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI) • Various

... exactly like the others of the set, and this is what the greater number of people want. In some potteries there is hardly a throwing wheel in use, and articles are formed in plaster of Paris moulds. There are two ways of using these moulds. By one method, the mould is put upon a "jigger," a power machine which keeps it revolving, and clay is pressed against its walls from within. Above the mould is a piece of iron cut in the shape of the inside curve of the bowl or whatever is being made. This skims off ...
— Makers of Many Things • Eva March Tappan

... Some were good and others just able to get by. Paul never kept a poor one, very long. There was one jigger who seemed to have learned to do nothing but boil. He made soup out of everything and did most of his work with a dipper. When the big tote-sled broke through the ice on Bull Frog Lake with a load of split peas, he served warmed up, lake water till the crew struck. His idea of a lunch box was ...
— The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan • W.B. Laughead

... BUNT-JIGGER. A small gun-tackle purchase, of two single blocks, one fitted with two tails, used in large vessels for bowsing up the bunt of a sail when furling: a peculiar combination of two points, fitted to a spar to ...
— The Sailor's Word-Book • William Henry Smyth



Words linked to "Jigger" :   trombiculid, genus Trombicula, jiggermast, pony, glass, drinking glass, redbug, Trombicula, mast



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