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I had the Jack up since the morning and began to feel safer.

To adjust rear wheel bearings, jack up rear axle and remove both rear wheels.

He'd had to jack up his schooner and build half a mile of ways before he could get her back into the sea.

It did not take Uncle Toby long to jack up the car, take off the tire, put in a new tube, and be ready to start again.

If we jack up that bonetrepannin, he called it toohis brainsd git to be like anybody elses.

I think I'll jack up our boys in the city room by hinting that there may be a shake-up coming under the new owner.

You can jack up the back part of an automobile when you could not possibly lift it up.

If we jack up that bone'—trepannin', he called it too—'his brains'd git to be like anybody else's.'

The red-headed one set a soldering iron in place and began to jack up the rear wheel to get at the tire.

WORD ORIGIN

masc. proper name, 1218, probably an anglicization of Old French Jacques (which was a diminutive of Latin Jacobus; see Jacob), but in English the name always has been associated with Johan, Jan "John," and some have argued that it is a native formation.

Alliterative coupling of Jack and Jill is from 15c. (Ienken and Iulyan). In England, applied familiarly or contemptuously to anybody (especially one of the lower classes) from late 14c. Later used especially of sailors (1650s; Jack-tar is from 1781). In U.S., as a generic name addressed to an unknown stranger, attested from 1889.

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