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JEALOUS
JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.
JESTER
JESTER, n. An officer formerly attached to a king's household, whose business it was to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances, the absurdity being attested by his motley More…
JEWS
JEWS-:HARP:, n. An unmusical instrument, played by holding it fast with the teeth and trying to brush it away with the finger.
JOSS
JOSS-:STICKS:, n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery, in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion.
JUSTICE
JUSTICE, n. A commodity which is a more or less adulterated condition the State sells to the citizen as a reward for his allegiance, taxes and personal service. More…
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