jimmy


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jemmy

(US), jimmy
a short steel crowbar used, esp by burglars, for forcing doors and windows

crowbar, crow

A steel bar, one end of which is flattened; sometimes slightly bent; used for heavy prying, and as a lever for moving heavy objects.
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After welcoming him to the shore, Jimmy went on to tell him how that he knew all about our having run away from the ship, and being among the Typees.
But Jimmy told him that such was the case nevertheless, although he seldom came into the bay, and scarcely ever went back from the beach.
"Be quick, Jimmy. Tell the man we'll give him five bob for the loan of the beast.
Giuseppe and Jimmy did as they were told, the monkey following them with a wary and malignant eye.
"Gee, it's like old times," Jimmy explained to the gang that gave him the laugh as Martin and the blonde whirled away in a waltz.
But Martin restored the blonde to Jimmy, and the three of them, with half a dozen friends, watched the revolving couples and laughed and joked with one another.
At Maggie's door Anna said, as usual: "Be ready at seven, sharp, Mag; and Jimmy and me'll come by for you."
"Thanks, Anna," said Maggie; "but you and Jimmy needn't bother to- night.
"I studied with Jimmy, and kept up with him, for father let us be together in all our lessons.
I'm Jimmy Bean, and I'm ten years old goin' on eleven.
Hello, Jimmy, ain't you scared to come so far west?'
Jimmy Hollis went over his armament and ammunition to see that nothing had been omitted.