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 Jib Topsail (A).Jig, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jiffy.
 
In a jiffy. In a minute; in a brace of shakes; before you can say “Jack Robinson.” (French, vif, vife.)   1
 


 Jib Topsail (A).Jig, 

 
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