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- n. Alternative spelling of jingbang.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. ‘Shebang’; concern; thing: used only in the phrase, ‘the whole jing-bang.’
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"But I know the man who could take up the whole jing-bang of that Crookes crowd in one hand and" -- his large fist swiftly knotted as he spoke the words -- "scrunch it up like an eggshell, by George."
'He was the only one I ever liket of the hale jing-bang' was one of his expressions; and you will be glad to know that he dwelt particularly on the dutiful respect you had always displayed in your relations.
It made my heart bleed; but the men had a great respect for the chief mate, who was, as they said, "the only seaman of the whole jing-bang, and none such a bad man when he was sober."
I guess the whole jing-bang of it turned his head, for he goes bad and loco thereafter, and begins shootin 'and r'arin' up an 'down the hull Southwest, a-roarin' and a-bellerin 'and a-takin' on amazin '.
Howandiver, when all's done, it's a shame, so it is, that he's not a bishop this blessed day and hour: for, next to the goiant ov Saint Garlath's, he's out and out the cleverest fellow ov the whole jing-bang.
It was a fine day; like enough the whole jing-bang of them would be going with the brake to Skeighan.
There's a whole jing-bang of outlying clachans round Barbie that he'll get the trade of by a dodge like that.
They had to recite Shakespeare in public; how could _he_ stand up and spout, before a whole jing-bang o 'them?
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