from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A squid-jigger.
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They were waked out of their bunks one black night by yells of "Squid O!" from Salters, and for an hour and a half every soul aboard hung over his squid-jig -- a piece of lead painted red and armed at the lower end with a circle of pins bent backward like half-opened umbrella ribs.