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Jemmy

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a name found in engravings of the eighteenth century, was James Worsdale, the painter and dramatic writer (died 1767).

A housebreaker’s crowbar. A variant of Jimmy, Jenny, Jinnie, and a diminutive of en-gine. Similarly a “spinning-jinnie” is a small engine for spinning. These crowbars generally take to pieces that they may be slipped into the pocket.

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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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