(Jet"ty), n.; pl. Jetties [F. jetée a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty.]
1. (Arch.) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
2. A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
3. (Hydraul. Engin.) A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or
tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Jetty head (Naut.), a projecting part at the end of a wharf; the front of a wharf whose side forms one of
the cheeks of a dock.
(Jet"ty), v. i. To jut out; to project. [Obs.] Florio.
(||Jeu" d'es`prit") [F., play of mind.] A witticism.
Jew's frankincense, gum styrax, or benzoin. Jew's mallow (Bot.), an annual herb (Corchorus
olitorius) cultivated in Syria and Egypt as a pot herb, and in India for its fiber. Jew's pitch, asphaltum; bitumen.
The Wandering Jew, an imaginary personage, who, for his cruelty to the Savior during his passion,
is doomed to wander on the earth till Christ's second coming.
(Jew) n. [OF. Juis, pl., F. Juif, L. Judaeus, Gr. fr. the country of the Jews, Judea, fr. Heb. Yhdah
Judah, son of Jacob. Cf. Judaic.] Originally, one belonging to the tribe or kingdom of Judah; after the
return from the Babylonish captivity, any member of the new state; a Hebrew; an Israelite.
(Jew"bush`) n. (Bot.) A euphorbiaceous shrub of the genus Pedilanthus (P. tithymaloides),
found in the West Indies, and possessing powerful emetic and drastic qualities.
(Jew"el) n. [OE. juel, jowel, OF. jouel, juel, joiel, F. joyau, dim. of OF. joie joy, jewel, F. joie
joy. See Joy.]
1. An ornament of dress usually made of a precious metal, and having enamel or precious stones as a
part of its design.
Plate of rare device, and jewelsShak.
Of rich and exquisite form.
2. A precious stone; a gem. Shak.
3. An object regarded with special affection; a precious thing. "Our prince " Shak.
4. A bearing for a pivot a pivot in a watch, formed of a crystal or precious stone, as a ruby.
Jewel block (Naut.), block at the extremity of a yard, through which the halyard of a studding sail is
(Jew"el), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jeweled or Jewelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Jeweling, or Jewelling.]
To dress, adorn, deck, or supply with jewels, as a dress, a sword hilt, or a watch; to bespangle, as with
The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew.M. Arnold.
Jeweler's gold. See under Gold.
(Jew"el*er) n. [Cf. F. joaillier.] One who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and
similar ornaments. [Written also jeweller.]
(Jew"el*ler*y) n. See Jewelry. Burke.
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