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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)
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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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Reely Jiggered are an award winning Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee) band inspired by Celtic (pronounced sel-tic) Folk and world music.
Ian Carpenter, of Doncaster West Primary Care Trust, said: 'Their English is very good, but obviously it's academic English.' Mr Carpenter said the doctors had been unaware that if someone was feeling 'jiggered', 'manky' or 'in the dumps', they were feeling ill.
Sometimes there isn't much that journal editors can do to separate good science from that which has been weighed, sifted, and jiggered according to a corporate sponsor's needs.
No wonder he was so jiggered at the close of his stunning 12 year quest for glory.
LAHORE -- Scottish celtic band, Relly Jiggered, carried out a performance at British Council, Lahore entertaining music lovers within the audience yesterday.
LAHORE -- Scottish Celtic band Reely Jiggered are visiting Pakistan for Burns Night - the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns.
ISLAMABAD -- Scottish band Reely Jiggered is on a visit to Islamabad for Burns Night the annual celebration of Scotland's national poet, Robert Burns, a British High Commission statement said yesterday.