jig

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  • Any of various lively dances in triple time.
  • The music for such a dance.
  • A joke or trick. Used chiefly in the phrase <em>The jig is up.</em>
  • A typically metal fishing lure with one or more hooks, usually deployed with a jiggling motion on or near the bottom.
  • An apparatus for cleaning or separating crushed ore by agitation in water.
  • A device for guiding a tool or for holding machine work in place.
  • To dance or play a jig.
  • To move or bob up and down jerkily and rapidly.
  • To operate a jig.
  • To bob or jerk (something) up and down or to and fro.
  • To machine (an object) with the aid of a jig.
  • To separate or clean (ore) by shaking a jig.
  • (<em>in jig time</em>) Very quickly; rapidly.
  • Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
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  • To play or dance a jig.
  • To move skippingly or friskily; hop about; act or vibrate in a lively manner. Compre <em>jigget.</em>
  • To use a jig in fishing; fish with a jig: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="jig">jig</internalXref> for bluefish.
  • To sing in jig time; sing as a jig.
  • To jerk, jolt, or shake; cause to move by jogs or jolts.
  • To produce an up-and-down motion in.
  • In <em>metallurgy</em>, to separate the heavier metalliferous portion of (the mingled ore and rock or veinstone obtained in mining) from the lighter or earthy portions, by means of a jig or jigging-machine.
  • To catch (a fish) by jerking a hook into its body.
  • In <em>felting</em>, to harden and condense by repeated blows from rods.
  • In <em>well-boring</em>, to drill with a spring-pole.
  • To trick; cheat; impose; upon; bamboozle.
  • A rapid, irregular dance for one or more persons, performed in different ways in different countries; a modification of the country-dance.
  • Music for such a dance or in its rhythm, which is usually triple and rapid: often used in the eighteenth century as a component of a suite.
  • A lively song; a catch.
  • A kind of entertainment in rime, partly sung and partly recited.
  • A piece of sport; a prank; a trick.
  • A small, light mechanical contrivance: same as <internalXref urlencoded="jigger">jigger</internalXref>, 2: used especially in composition: as, a drilling-<em>jig</em>, shaving-<em>jig</em>, etc.
  • To sing to the tune of a jig.
  • To trick or cheat; to cajole; to delude.
  • To sort or separate, as ore in a jigger or sieve. See <er>Jigging</er>, n.
  • To cut or form, as a piece of metal, in a jigging machine.
  • A light, brisk musical movement.
  • A light, humorous piece of writing, esp. in rhyme; a farce in verse; a ballad.
  • A piece of sport; a trick; a prank.
  • A trolling bait, consisting of a bright spoon and a hook attached.
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  • A small machine or handy tool.
  • An apparatus or a machine for jigging ore.
  • a jig for guiding a drill. See <er>Jig</er>, 6 (a).
  • a process of drilling or filing in which the action of the tool is directed or limited by a jig.
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  • a sawing machine with a narrow, vertically reciprocating saw, used to cut curved and irregular lines, or ornamental patterns in openwork, a scroll saw; -- called also <altname>gig saw</altname>.
  • To dance a jig; to skip about.
  • To move with a skip or rhythm; to move with vibrations or jerks.
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