There was no answer to his jerky, sharp call of "Barbara" and he turned on the light.
Both are very ancient, sadly in need of upholstery, and jerky of locomotion.
David Rossi bent his head and spoke in short, jerky sentences.
In jerky sentences she told of the engagement and how the news had reached her.
He spoke in a jerky voice, as if he thought to overawe the boy.