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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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This step/kick can also vary significantly between jiggers, such as what part of the foot touches the floor: some jiggers may not even touch the floor, keeping their foot slightly aloft; while others may touch down with the toe, others at the ball of the foot, and others with the entire foot.
The best was a cod of 20lb taken by Jimmy Bullock on a jigger.
One of the boats, the "Lady Mary II" in one hour had 94lb of cod, all in the 4lb to 5lb weight range using red hoki's and jiggers.
Jiggers can retain a residual, holdover flavor from the previously poured product, thereby affecting the taste of subsequent drinks.
Thursday Division Three: The Sidekicks 9, Barmy Army 5; Pathetic Athletic 5, Avengers 13; Afro Men 8, Jiggers 4; Buccaneers 7, Medelin Utd 7; Carillion Rail 6, Canton Allstars 8; Real Rumney 1, East Athletic 3.
Sunderland boats fishing close inshore off Marsden report cod to 6lb on jiggers and daylights.
Boston shakers, which consist of a pint glass and tin, have advantages over the three-piece, solid metal shakers with the built-in strainers and jigger tops, according to Casey.
Thursday Division Three: Real Rumney 4, The Sidekicks 2; Buccaneers 7, Carillion Rail 7; Afro-Men 5, ICC AFC 0; Avengers 5, Barmy Army 6; Jiggers 2, Canton Allstars 6; Pathetic Athletic 3, East Athletic 6.
Private boats out of the Tyne report reasonable numbers of cod on baited hokis and daylights and jiggers from the 'Yellow Can' off St Mary's Island.
Sunday Division Three: Privilege 4, Grange Alcos 4; Athletico Dewi Sant 0, 1 4 Golf 5; Jiggers 5, Spartak Caerdydd 2; The Sidekicks 4, Canton Allstars 18; Jammie Spanners 8, Savage Nation 2; FC Hollywood 10, Blackhorse Rovers 2.
Another Amble boat, The Solitaire skippered by Kevin Henderson, fished the hard ground using jiggers, hokis and daylights and his party had cod to 8lb.
The fish were taken close inshore on jiggers and this was Jimmy's best ever fish.