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 Jer’icho.Jerkin. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jerked [beef],
 
a corruption of the Peruvian word charqui, meat cut into strips and dried in the sun to preserve it. (See Mayne Reid’s novels.)   1
 


 Jer’icho.Jerkin. 

 
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