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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JET

They were constructed of ivory and jet, and their capitals were overlaid with the purest gold.

The eyes were mere dots of jet in a white and repulsive face.

Widen the nozzle of the pipe, and the jet is in like manner diminished.

The jet falling on the face, bored a hole to the left of the nose.

The moment his eye fell upon this jet black braid he was delighted.

He was a conspicuous leader, jet black, and bald as a badger.

The jet must not be very long or thin, or the glass will soon fuse up.

The room was dark and, scratching a match, he lighted the gas at a jet in the wall.

They were jet black, and neither sex had either covering or girdle.

Terry named her kitten Snow, and Turly gave his the name of Jet.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to prance, strut, swagger," from Middle French jeter "to throw, thrust," from Late Latin iectare, abstracted from deiectare, proiectare, etc., in place of Latin iactare "toss about," frequentative of iacere "to throw, cast," from PIE root *ye- "to do" (cf. Greek iemi, ienai "to send, throw;" Hittite ijami "I make"). Meaning "to sprout or spurt forth" is from 1690s. Related: Jetted; jetting.

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nounvehicle that transports cargo or passengers through the air
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