Gigget to Gingerly

(Gig"get) n. Same as Gigot.

Cut the slaves to giggets.
Beau. & Fl.

(Gig"gle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Giggled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Giggling ] [Akin to gaggle: cf. OD. ghichelen, G. kichern.] To laugh with short catches of the breath or voice; to laugh in a light, affected, or silly manner; to titter with childish levity.

Giggling and laughing with all their might
At the piteous hap of the fairy wight.
J. R. Drake.

(Gig"gle) n. A kind of laugh, with short catches of the voice or breath; a light, silly laugh.

(Gig"gler) n. One who giggles or titters.

(Gig"gly) a. Prone to giggling. Carlyle.

(Gig"got) n. See Gigot. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Gig"gyng) n. [See Gige.] The act of fastending the gige or leather strap to the shield. [Obs.] "Gigging of shields." Chaucer.

(Gig"lot Gig"let) n. [Cf. Icel. gikkr a pert, rude person, Dan. giek a fool, silly man, AS. gagol, gægl, lascivious, wanton, MHG. gogel wanton, giege fool, and E. gig a wanton person.] A wanton; a lascivious or light, giddy girl. [Obs.]

The giglet is willful, and is running upon her fate.
Sir W. Scott.

(Gig"lot) a. Giddi; light; inconstant; wanton. [Obs.] "O giglot fortune!" Shak.

(Gig"ot, Gig"got) n. [F., fr. OF. gigue fiddle; — on account of the resemblance in shape. See Jig, n.]

1. A leg of mutton.

2. A small piece of flesh; a slice. [Obs.]

The rest in giggots cut, they spit.

Gila monster
(Gi"la mon"ster) (Zoöl.) A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.

(Gild) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gilded or Gilt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gilding.] [AS. gyldan, from gold gold. &radic234. See Gold.]

1. To overlay with a thin covering of gold; to cover with a golden color; to cause to look like gold. "Gilded chariots." Pope.

No more the rising sun shall gild the morn.

2. To make attractive; to adorn; to brighten.

Let oft good humor, mild and gay,
Gild the calm evening of your day.

3. To give a fair but deceptive outward appearance to; to embellish; as, to gild a lie. Shak.

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