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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jib (To).
 
To start aside; a “jibbing horse” is one that is easily startled. It is a sea term, to jib being to shift the boomsail from one side of the mast to the other.   1
 


 Jib.Jib-boom. 

 
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