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jerk

[jərk]
(mechanics)
The rate of change of acceleration; it is the third derivative of position with respect to time.
A unit of rate of change of acceleration, equal to 1 foot (30.48 centimeters) per second squared per second.
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Sometimes the jerks only last for a split second, and on this occasion I was so intensely into playing that I just carried on.
Guests are invited to grab a stool and hang out while the soda jerks throw bottles up in the air and dance to Jerry Lee Lewis.
Mean age at the onset of myoclonic jerks (MJ) and generalized tonic clonic seizures (GTCS) was 13.
After one week of starting this therapy patient developed sudden abrupt jerks in both upper limbs and palate.
Among all the jerks, some had likeable traits, including James Michael Curley, who reprises his appearance in Della Valle's earlier book, "which is mostly about admirable people,'' he said.
I guess talking about the old days and reissues and whatnot, the finest place to start in my humble opinion would be the two sets of reissues of essential LA punk on Porterhouse records, featuring the Circle Jerks and X.
No Jerks on the Job: Who They Are, The Harm They Do, and Ridding Them From Your Workplace" is a guide for those dealing with jerks in the workplace, and for supervisors and managers who have the power to do something about such jerks.
It's partly the result of the endless parade of jerks that I've had to deal with in my life.
Unfortunately, with knee-jerk responses, you end up with a load of jerks.
It was his ethical belief that the work of health care could not be accomplished with jerks overpowering the good work that needed to be done.
The 24-year-old soul singer arrived at studios in central London yesterday and quickly sent an aide to nearby Mr Jerks, also a favourite haunt of megastar Kanye West.