Jacquard apparatus or arrangement, a device applied to looms for weaving figured goods, consisting
of mechanism controlled by a chain of variously perforated cards, which cause the warp threads to be
lifted in the proper succession for producing the required figure. Jacquard card, one of the perforated
cards of a Jacquard apparatus. Jacquard loom, a loom with Jacquard apparatus.
(||Jacque"mi*not) n. A half- hardy, deep crimson rose of the remontant class; so named
after General Jacqueminot, of France.
(||Jacque`rie") n. [F.] The name given to a revolt of French peasants against the nobles in
1358, the leader assuming the contemptuous title, Jacques Bonhomme, given by the nobles to the
peasantry. Hence, any revolt of peasants.
(Jac"tan*cy) n. [L. jactantia, fr. jactans, p. pr. of jactare to throw, boast, freq. fr. jacere to
throw; cf. F. jactance.] A boasting; a bragging. [Obs.]
(Jac*ta"tion) n. [L. jactatio, fr. jactare: af. F. jactation. See Jactancy.] A throwing or tossing
of the body; a shaking or agitation. Sir. W. Temple.
(Jac"ti*ta"tion) n. [L. jactitare to utter in public, from jactare. See Jactancy.]
1. (Law) Vain boasting or assertions repeated to the prejudice of another's right; false claim. Mozley &
2. (Med.) A frequent tossing or moving of the body; restlessness, as in delirium. Dunglison.
Jactitation of marriage (Eng. Eccl. Law), a giving out or boasting by a party that he or she is married
to another, whereby a common reputation of their matrimony may ensue. Blackstone.
(Jac"u*la*ble) a. Fit for throwing. [Obs.]
(Jac"u*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jaculated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jaculating.] [L. jaculatus, p. p.
of jaculari. See Ejaculate.] To throw or cast, as a dart; to throw out; to emit.
(Jac`u*la"tion) n. [L. jaculatio.] The act of tossing, throwing, or hurling, as spears.
Hurled to and fro with jaculation dire.Milton.
1. One who throws or casts. [R.]
2. (Zoöl.) The archer fish
(Jac"u*la*to*ry) a. [L. jaculatorius: cf. F. jaculatoire.] Darting or throwing out suddenly; also,
suddenly thrown out; uttered in short sentences; ejaculatory; as, jaculatory prayers. Smart.
(Jad"ding) n. (Mining) See Holing.
(Jade) n. [F., fr. Sp. jade, fr. piedra de ijada stone of the side, fr. ijada flank, side, pain in the
side, the stone being so named because it was supposed to cure this pain. Sp. ijada is derived fr. L.
ilia flanks. Cf. Iliac.] (Min.) A stone, commonly of a pale to dark green color but sometimes whitish. It
is very hard and compact, capable of fine polish, and is used for ornamental purposes and for implements,
esp. in Eastern countries and among many early peoples.
The general term jade includes nephrite, a compact variety of tremolite with a specific gravity of 3, and
also the mineral jadeite, a silicate of alumina and soda, with a specific gravity of 3.3. The latter is the
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