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JACK, sub. the small ball aimed at in the game
of bowls; a term of reproach; a figurewhich struck the
bell in old clocks
JACK-A-LENT, sub. a stuffed figure thrown at dur-
ing Lent
JACKS, sub. the keys of a virginal; a drinking vessel
JACK-SAUCE, sub. a saucy Jack
JADE, v. t. to drive like a jade,; to treat with contempt
; to run away with
JADED, adj. worn out with work
JAR, sub. a tick of the clock; v. i. to tick
JAUNCE, sub. a wild ramble; v. i. to ramble; to spur
hard
JAY, sub. a loose woman
JENNET, sub. a Spanish horse
JESSES, sub. foot straps, which attached the legs
of a hawk to the fist
JET, v. i. to strut; to advance insultingly
JIG, sub. a ludicrous ballad
JIGGUNG, pr. p. composing jigs
JOINT-RING, sub. a split ring, gimmal-ring
JOLTHBAD, sub. a blockhead
JOURNAL, adj. diurnal, daily
JOVIAL, adj. like Jove
JOWL, or JOLL, v. t. to knock, to dash
JUDICIOUS, adj. judicial
JUMP, v. t. to risk; to agree; adv. just, exactly
JUSTICER, sub. a minister of justice
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