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  • A heavy shot which struck her was begged by a friend, who, in a recent letter, makes a jocular allusion to it, and says that it is still doing service in the kitchen as a jack-weight.

    The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth

  • "Sure you tould me, ma'am, that if they didn't open their mouths they were good, and I'll be on my book oath them oysters never opened their mouths since I had them, for I laid them on a coolflag in the kitchen and put the jack-weight over them."

    Handy Andy, Volume 2 — a Tale of Irish Life

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  • I didn't know from jack before I saw all these

    June 25, 2009