Suddenly she sat up with a jerk, and dashed her hand across her eyes.
Suddenly the door is pulled open with a jerk and our enemy leaps in.
Even as he held it up for all of them to see, his limbs began to jerk and stiffen.
As he spoke there was a sudden soft jar and jerk, then the schooner was still.
Being captain of the forecastle, I knew where to find it, and throw it loose ...