Jewry to Jobbing
(Jew"ry) n. [OE. Jewerie, OF. Juierie, F. Juiverie.] Judea; also, a district inhabited by Jews; a
Jews' quarter. Chaucer.
Teaching throughout all Jewry.Luke xxiii. 5.
(Jew's"-ear`) n. (Bot.) A species of fungus (Hirneola Auricula-Judæ, or Auricula), bearing some
resemblance to the human ear.
(Jew's-harp`) n. [Jew + harp; or possibly a corrupt. of jaw's harp; cf. G. maultrommel, lit.,
1. An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal
tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; called also Jew's-trump.
2. (Naut.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.
(Jew's-stone` Jew"stone`) , n. (Paleon.) A large clavate spine of a fossil sea urchin.
(Jez"e*bel) n. [From Jezebel, Heb. Izebel, the wife of Ahab king of Israel.] A bold, vicious
woman; a termagant. Spectator.
(Jha"ral) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A wild goat (Capra Jemlaica) which inhabits the loftiest mountains
of India. It has long, coarse hair, forming a thick mane on its head and neck.
(Jib) n. [Named from its shifting from side to side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]
1. (Naut.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to
the bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load is suspended.
Jib boom (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended
by another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also gib boom.] Jib crane (Mach.), a crane
having a horizontal jib on which a trolley moves, bearing the load. Jib door (Arch.), a door made
flush with the wall, without dressings or moldings; a disguised door. Jib header (Naut.), a gaff-
topsail, shaped like a jib; a jib-headed topsail. Jib topsail (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside
of all the other jibs. The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.] Sir W. Scott.
(Jib) v. i. [Connected with jibe; cf. OF. giber to shake.] To move restively backward or sidewise,
said of a horse; to balk. [Written also jibb.] [Eng.]
(Jib"ber) n. A horse that jibs. [Eng.]
(Jibe) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jibed (jibd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jibing ] [Cf. Dan. gibbe, D. gijpen, v. i.,
and dial. Sw. gippa to jerk. Cf. Jib, n. & v. i.] (Naut.) To shift, as the boom of a fore-and-aft sail,
from one side of a vessel to the other when the wind is aft or on the quarter. See Gybe.
(Jibe), v. i.
1. (Naut.) To change a ship's course so as to cause a shifting of the boom. See Jibe, v. t., and Gybe.
2. To agree; to harmonize. [Colloq.] Bartlett.
(Jif"fy) n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. gliff.] [Written also giffy.] A moment; an instant; as, I will be ready in
a jiffy. [Colloq.] J. & H. Smith.