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Jacket

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The French jaquctte, “little jack,” a translation of the German Hanseline, a slop cut short.

Jacket. The skin of a potato. Potatoes brought to table unpeeled are said to be “with their jackets on.”

To dust one’s jacket. (See Dust.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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