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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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Strong beliefs in witchcraft could have frustrated the elimination of jiggers in some parts of Kenya, yet effective treatment exists.
One young Red River jigger pointedly merges one tradition (jigging) with another (powwow dancing), a fusion that some say already exists (although less blatantly than some performers currently mark), while another merges jigging with hip-hop as a signal to his generation's form expression.
And I've still got the scar on my toe where the sand jigger bit me to remind me of those long days of walking.
The plaque is in the house's Jigger Room, where visitors will be able to view it when the attraction reopens to the public in February next year.
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.
Northern Hydraulic Cylinder Engineers has developed a new reactive jigger unit which aids the loading and unloading of small boats that are carried on larger ships and used to rescue people who have fallen into the sea.
Oxo makes a novel little jigger that they call the "Mini Stainless Steel Angled Measuring Cup," and it's essentially a tiny measuring cup, with the ounces measured on the inside of the jigger so you can see your pour from above.
Since arriving in Africa during the 19th century, the jigger flea has spread across the continent, hitching a ride on the soles of people's feet.
Father-of-three Jack Jigger Taylor died when the roof collapsed at Walsall Wood pit in 1951.
Steve Bilko, Gale Wade, Max West, Gene Mauch, Ryne Duren, Piper Davis, Casey Wise, Jim Bolger, Jigger Statz, Gene Woodley, Elmer Singleton, Hy Cohen, Jimmie Reese, Chuck Connors.
Aseptic 125ml, and Tetra Classic Aseptic 14 - 20m1 jigger pack.