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- adj. Archaic form of jaunty..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. See jaunty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See jaunty.
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While he was slumbering soundly in the cabin, many an eye was directed from the shore, and from the boats and vessels in the harbor, at the trim and janty yacht which had come in during the night.
She was even trimmer and more janty than he had supposed.
Now, really, our hero did not think half so much of the janty yacht he had captured as he did of the old tub, and we do not know that he would have taken the trouble to enter her cabin before he wanted a place to sleep, if he had not been hungry.
It was originally a small frame building; but my father had added to it one portion after another, until it became spacious; and the large porches in front and on the rear, gave it quite a genteel, janty air.
"Well, -- I think it very extraordinary," said Ned, with a dry laugh and an affected, janty air, as he took a turn into the middle of the room, -- "that the fountains of speech should be sealed up, when I had something of the greatest importance in the world to communicate to you."
HONEYCOMB, who looks upon Love as his particular Province, interrupting our Friend with a janty Laugh; I thought, Knight, says he, thou hadst lived long enough in the World, not to pin thy Happiness upon one that is a Woman and a Widow.
I durst have sworn that very thing by your Air, your janty, way of Dress, your Perriwig.