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Jarndyce v. Jarndyce

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An interminable Chancery suit in Dickens’s Bleak House. The character of Jarndyce is that of a kind-hearted, easy fellow, who is half ashamed that his left hand should know what his right hand gives.

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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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Januarius (St.)
January
Ja nus
Japanese
Japheth’s Stone
Japhetidie
Jaquemart
Jaques
Jarkman
Jarnac
Jarndyce v. Jarndyce
Jarvey
Jarvie (Baillie Nicol)
Jaundice
Javan [clay]
Javanese
Javert
Jaw
Jā-wāb
Jawbone
Jay (A)