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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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Sixty per cent of the people did not view jiggers as a normal infection that can be treated, but associated it with curses and witchcraft.
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.
When the jiggers embed in their feet," she said about the children, "it can ruin their lives because sometimes they can no longer walk.
The best was a cod of 20lb taken by Jimmy Bullock on a jigger.
Thanks to Konfor, who was born in the northwest and suffered from jiggers as a young boy, we were quickly established in a modest house in Ndu, a small town in the Bamenda highlands, 300 kilometres north of the capital.
9) Although in most contemporary settings on the prairies jiggers no longer dance with partners, some jiggers maintain a traveling pattern when they are not executing the fancy steps.
AFC Cardiff Vets beat Not Named 7-6, Seven Up drew 4-4 with A Team, Young Warriors edged out Cardiff Lift 7-5and Jiggers snatched a 6-4 win over Club Tropicana.
Mezzera supply a range of Jiggers to meet different needs and requirements of its customers, from the smallest Jigger for sampling to the jumbo machine including all intermediate sizes are part of its range of machines.
As the and group's director of cocktail development I make sure that American Metalcraft's classic mixing glasses, stainless steel mixing tins, strainers and jiggers can be found on our bar-top.
Baited hoki's and daylights, jiggers and blue shads worked best.
New York act, JIGGERS, are bringing their special blend of performance, art and music for a one-off spectacle at mima on Thursday.
In tropical villages, even training shoes block such parasites as jiggers, and, if worn in the sea, are a barrier against coral -- which possess a mild venom and whose cuts are notoriously slow to heal.