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 Jez’ebel.Jib (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jib.
 
A triangular sail borne in front of the foremast. It has the bowsprit for a base in small vessels, and the jib-boom in larger ones, and exerts an important effect, when the wind is abeam, in throwing the ship’s head to leeward.   1
   Jib. The under-lip. A sailor’s expression; the under-lip indicating the temper, as the jib indicates the character of a ship.   2
   The cut of his jib. A sailor’s phrase, meaning the expression of a person’s face. Sailors recognise vessels at sea by the cut of the jibs.   3
   To hang the jib. The jib means the lower lip. To hang the lower lip is to look ill-tempered, or annoyed.   4
 


 Jez’ebel.Jib (To). 

 
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