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  • n  a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey
  • n  any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl
  • n  larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

  • Henry's jigger is his beautiful wife Katy.
  • Devoured at one gulp, Keep It Crisp is likely to prove as indigestible as a jigger of hydrochloric acid.
  • Another nurse entered with a jigger of medicine and a glass of water.

  • Peter Falk in Arizona Daily Star
    When it got too late and the place emptied, the five of us stood around the piano listening to Tatum play,Falk writes. "Art liked his gin and usually had a jigger within reach. At one point he slid the jigger in my direction, saying, 'Help...
  • Barack Obama in Chicago Sun-Times
    Because the off-the-shelf trusts were not satisfactory, "We tried to see if we could jigger it to make it work better," Obama said.
  • Jomo Kenyatta in AllAfrica.com
    President Jomo Kenyatta said of the KPU, "I have heard that there is a jigger who wants to enter our foot. We, Kanu, shall trample on it like flour."

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