from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A roasting-jack shaped like a bottle.
  • n. A kind of lifting-jack.


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  • I would bottle-jack that mini-u-lock just for kicks.... god damn idiots.

    Owning Your Bike: All You Haters Hold the Mayo

  • If you intend roasting the veal, and should not possess what is called a bottle-jack, nor even a Dutch oven, in that case the veal should be suspended by, and fastened to, the end of a twisted skein of worsted, made fast at the upper end by tying it to a large nail driven into the centre of the mantelpiece for that purpose.

    A Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes

  • But really I do object to be swinging there at the end of a string like a confounded leg of mutton under a bottle-jack.

    Mother Carey's Chicken Her Voyage to the Unknown Isle

  • He had discovered among the lumber a very large old-fashioned bottle-jack, and after hanging this from a hook and winding it up, one of his greatest pleasures was to hang from that jack, and roast till he grew giddy, when he varied the enjoyment by buckling on a strap, attaching himself with a hook from the waist, and then going through either a flying or swimming movement as he spun slowly round.

    Quicksilver The Boy With No Skid To His Wheel

  • The joint is fixed to an iron hook, which is suspended by a chain connected with a wheel, and which, in its turn, is connected with the bottle-jack.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Spit the beef firmly, or, if a bottle-jack is used, put the joint on the hook, and place it near a nice clear fire.

    The Book of Household Management

  • a bottle-jack key, or the winch of a kitchen range, the click of the mechanism being imitated by means of a watchman's rattle, or by the even simpler expedient of drawing a piece of hard wood smartly along

    Entertainments for Home, Church and School

  • And the bottle-jack has gone wrong; it went off with such a noise when she was winding it up yesterday: she wants you to see if you can do anything to it. "

    Charlie Scott or, There's Time Enough

  • Then you'll sit in a loop, and we shall haul you up, while you spin round like a roast fowl on a hook, and the bottle-jack up above going click. "

    Three Boys or the Chiefs of the Clan Mackhai


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