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Jam
v. t.
To bring (a vessel) so close to the wind that half her upper sails are laid aback.
Jam
n.
A mass of people or objects crowded together; also, the pressure from a crowd; a crush; as, a jam in a street; a jam of logs in a river.
Jam
n.
An injury caused by jamming.
Jam
n.
A preserve of fruit boiled with sugar and water; as, raspberry jam; currant jam; grape jam.
n.
Jamaicine.
n.
Same as Jemidar.
n.
One of the West India is islands.
a.
Of or pertaining to Jamaica.
n.
A native or inhabitant of Jamaica.
n.
An alkaloid said to be contained in the bark of Geoffroya inermis, a leguminous tree growing in Jamaica and Surinam; -- called also jamacina.
n.
The vertical side of any opening, as a door or fireplace; hence, less properly, any narrow vertical surface of wall, as the of a chimney-breast or of a pier, as distinguished from its face.
n.
Any thick mass of rock which prevents miners from following the lode or vein.
v. t.
See Jam, v. t.
n.
A fashionable cane.
n.
Alt. of Jambeux
n.
In the Middle Ages, armor for the legs below the knees.
n.
A myrtaceous tree of the West Indies and tropical America (Calyptranthes Jambolana), with astringent bark, used for dyeing. It bears an edible fruit.
n.
A silk fabric, with a woven pattern of sprigs of flowers.
n.
A steel-gray mineral, of metallic luster, commonly fibrous massive. It is a sulphide of antimony and lead, with a little iron.
Antimonial powder, first prepared by Dr. James, ar English physician; -- called also fever powder.

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