from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as jiffy.
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These got too dry to smooth out, so I sort of lathed them on the giffin grip, which means that they have a concentric circle pattern from several different ordinals.
She wasn't much for giffin 'milk, and it was vurry thin at that, but she was a great musician.
"Aw, what 're you giffin us!" jeered a dusky young mulatto, clad in a ragged striped sweater, recently discharged as a stable-boy.
"Shentlemen," he began earnestly, "tey haf got te leetle Chew poy trunk mit giffin 'him visky, unt he hat tolt everyding.