Jointed to Journalism
(Joint"ed), a. Having joints; articulated; full of nodes; knotty; as, a jointed doll; jointed structure.
"The jointed herbage." J. Philips. Joint"ed*ly, adv.
1. One who, or that which, joints.
2. A plane for smoothing the surfaces of pieces which are to be accurately joined; especially: (a) The
longest plane used by a joiner. (b) (Coopering) A long stationary plane, for planing the edges of barrel
3. (Masonry) (a) A bent piece of iron inserted to strengthen the joints of a wall. (b) A tool for pointing
the joints in brickwork.
(Joint"-fir`) n. (Bot.) A genus (Ephedra) of leafless shrubs, with the stems conspicuously jointed;
called also shrubby horsetail. There are about thirty species, of which two or three are found from
Texas to California.
Jointing machine, a planing machine for wood used in furniture and piano factories, etc. Jointing
plane. See Jointer, 2. Jointing rule (Masonry), a long straight rule, used by bricklayers for securing
straight joints and faces.
(Joint"ing), n. The act or process of making a joint; also, the joints thus produced.
(Joint"less), a. Without a joint; rigid; stiff.
(Joint"ly), adv. In a joint manner; together; unitedly; in concert; not separately.
Then jointly to the ground their knees they bow.Shak.
(Joint"ress) n. (Law) A woman who has a jointure. [Written also jointuress.] Blackstone.
(Join"ture) n. [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining, L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Join,
and cf. Juncture.]
1. A joining; a joint. [Obs.]
2. (Law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at
least, in satisfaction of dower.
The jointure that your king must make,Shak.
Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.
(Join"ture) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointured ; p. pr. & vb. n. Jointuring.] To settle a jointure
(Join"ture*less), a. Having no jointure.
(Join"tur*ess), n. See Jointress. Bouvier.
(Joint"weed`) n. (Bot.) A slender, nearly leafless, American herb (Polygonum articulatum),
with jointed spikes of small flowers.
(Joint"worm`) n. (Zoöl.) The larva of a small, hymenopterous fly (Eurytoma hordei), which is
found in gall-like swellings on the stalks of wheat, usually at or just above the first joint. In some parts of
America it does great damage to the crop.