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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jacket.
 
The French jaquctte, “little jack,” a translation of the German Hanseline, a slop cut short.   1
   Jacket. The skin of a potato. Potatoes brought to table unpeeled are said to be “with their jackets on.”   2
   To dust one’s jacket. (See DUST.)   3
 


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