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jigger:

see chigoechigoe
or jigger,
small parasitic flea (Tunga penetrans) of the tropics and subtropics, including the S United States. Humans and their domestic animals are the main hosts.
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jigger

[′jig·ər]
(mining engineering)

jigger

1. Golf an iron, now obsolete, with a thin blade, used for hitting long shots from a bare lie
2. any of a number of mechanical devices having a vibratory or jerking motion
3. a light lifting tackle used on ships
4. a small glass, esp for whisky, with a capacity of about one and a half ounces
5. Engineering a type of hydraulic lift in which a hydraulic ram operates the lift through a block and tackle which increases the length of the stroke
6. Canadian a device used when setting a gill net beneath ice
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In other circumstances, such as at Old Time dances, the fiddlers may repeat the Red River Jig enough times to allow jiggers to perform numerous changes, anywhere from rive to fifteen renditions.
A happy go lucky man, according to his family, Jigger was known throughout Brownhills for his love of whistling or singing a tune.
Based in Washington, it is also undertaking a number of other innovative projects alongside the jigger system, including the development of an offshore drill mechanism for Exxon Mobil and the creation of a unique friction brake which is being designed to help get oil reserves out of North Sea fields which would otherwise be unreachable.
Transport tractor, trailer, and it installed jigger must allow for the execution of activities for both the hard and the soft and uneven ground.
If you want a nice beer then grab a pint of Jigger Ale from the Jigger Inn, adjoined to the Old Course Hotel (01334 474371/ oldcoursehotel.
AN engineering company which reinvented itself after the closure of the shipyards and collieries has struck a major deal with oil giant BP and now has wind farms in its sights with its revolutionary jigger winch device.
John Molloy was using a jigger machine to remove hard rock when it slipped and went through his left foot.
An inquest was held last night at Brownhills, respecting the death of Bertie Lees (16), Ogley Square, Brownhills, who was killed while employed as a jigger at the Conduit Colliery last Friday.
Whether it's the climber high on a mountain who repaired his stove just before freezing or skiers who needed to jigger a binding back to life 14 miles from the car, the multi-tool has saved a legion of outdoor athletes from great misery or much worse.
Darren Day is okay as Billy, hunky Sam Kane is dandy as Jigger Craigin and the women are universally lovely, especially Sophie Caton (Julie), Gemma Wardle (Carrie Pipperidge) and Sylvia Griffin (Nettie Fowler).
Though the Fed may jigger with the money supply periodically, in the absence of inflation, it is committed to maintaining consumer spending and keeping the cost of capital low.