Glossary of Medical Terms

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1. One who, or that which, jigs; specifically, a miner who sorts or cleans ore by the process of jigging; also, the sieve used in jigging. 2. A horizontal table carrying a revolving mold, on which earthen vessels are shaped by rapid motion; a potter's wheel. A templet or tool by which vessels are shaped on a potter's wheel. 3. A easy tackle, consisting of a double and single block and the fall, used for different purposes, as to magnify the purchase on a topsail sheet in hauling it house; the watch tackle. A little fishing vessel, rigged like a yawl. A supplementary sail. See Dandy, 2 . 4. A pendulum rolling car for slicking or graining leather; same as Jack, 4 . Jigger mast. The after mast of a four-masted vessel. The little mast set at the stern of a yawlrigged boat. See: Jig, n. & v. A species of flea (Sarcopsylla, or Pulex, penetrans), which burrows beneath the skin. See Chigoe. Origin: A corrupt. Of chigre. Source: Websters Vocabulary
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