from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large pocket-knife.
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The hunchback, nothing loath, produced an evil-looking jockteleg, and hastened to his master's assistance.
Each man ran his hand down his side to the loaded whip or jockteleg (the smuggler's sheath-knife) which he carried with him.
Ye'll maybe get a bit dab frae the neb o 'a jockteleg [point of a sheath-knife] that will yeuk [tickle] ye for a day or twa gin ye dinna learn an' that speedily, as Maister Welsh wad say, to keep yer Han's aff my faither's dochter. "
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