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JIG

1. A easy, brisk musical movement. "Hot and hasty, like a Scotch jib." (Shak) 3. A easy, humorous piece of writing, especially. In rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad. "A jig shall be clapped at, and each rhyme Praised and applauded." (Beau. & Fl) 4. A piece of sport; a trick; a prank. "Is't not a beautiful jig, A precious cunning, in the late Protector?" (Beau & Fl) 5. A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached. 6. A contrivance fastened to or inclosing a piece of work, and having heavy steel surfaces to manual a tool, as a drill, or to form a shield or templet to work to, as in filing. An apparatus or a car for jigging ore. Drill jig, a jig for guiding a drill. See Jig. 6 . Jig drilling, Jig filing, a process of drilling or filing in which the action of the tool is directed or limited by a jig. Jig saw, a sawing car with a narrow, vertically reciprocating saw, used to cut curved and irregular lines, or ornamental patterns in openwork, a scroll saw; called also gig saw. Origin: OF. Gigue a stringed instrument, a kind of dance, F. Gigue dance, tune, gig; of German origin; cf. MHG. Gige fiddle, G. Geige. Cf. Gig a fiddle, Gig a whirligig. 1. To sing to the tune of a jig. "Jig off a tune at the tongue's end." (Shak) 2. To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude. 3. To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See Jigging. 4. To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine. Origin: Jigged; Jigging. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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