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The jigger had been made and bent, and a suitable mast was stepped by means of the roof.

While examining her with our glasses, a sail was set on her jigger mast.

Jigger, a secret still for the manufacture of illicit spirits.

It had a close resemblance to the jigger of yawl-rigged yachts.

Overhaul a buntline a little, bend the jigger to it, and trice up on deck.

And these are the kind of fellows, too, who jigger our ridin' on this railroad.

This is placed on the center of the wheel or jigger and in it the face of the plate is turned.

When I hauled it in the jigger came too, for it hadn't taken hold.

Step your jigger or dandy mast in the stern after the same manner.

His hands instinctively sought his nose and he pulled off the 'jigger.'

WORD ORIGIN

"1.5-ounce shot glass," 1836, American English, in early use also of the drink itself, from jigger "illicit distillery" (1824), of unknown origin; or else perhaps from jigger, a 1756 alteration of chigger "tiny mite or flea." As a name for various appliances, the word is attested by 1825, from jig.

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