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'esprit
(||Jeu" d'es`prit") [F., play of mind.] A witticism.

(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'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"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 jewels
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 rove.

(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 jewels.

The long gray tufts . . . are jeweled thick with dew.
M. Arnold.

(Jew"el*er) n. [Cf. F. joaillier.] One who makes, or deals in, jewels, precious stones, and similar ornaments. [Written also jeweller.]

Jeweler's gold. See under Gold.

(Jew"el*ler*y) n. See Jewelry. Burke.

(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.

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