• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jambe jäm armour for the leg
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. jambe, leg.


In literature:

Von Spee, anticipating this move, at once set his wireless in operation, in order to jamb the British signals.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
Also, the parts of a rope at the place bound by the seizing, or caught by jambing.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
As he did so the brown leather jug scraped lightly against the jamb.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
When free of its groove, it slipped from her hand, and fell against the door-jamb with a clang.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
The sudden settling of the building had twisted the jambs.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
In the doorway stood a woman leaning against the jamb.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He was fully dressed; his hat lay on the doorstone beside him, and against the jamb leaned Old Sister.
"Judith of the Cumberlands" by Alice MacGowan
Jellia Jamb now came to say that Ozma wanted Princess Dorothy to receive the invited guests in the Throne-Room, as they arrived.
"The Road to Oz" by L. Frank Baum
With a hollow sound the door fell inward, taking with it the jamb.
"It Could Be Anything" by John Keith Laumer
The tall jambs of the arches of the central tower also remain on all four sides.
"The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church" by A. Hamilton Thompson

In poetry:

I for these my legs forsook,
And my belly cram'd in;
Neck and heels they almost took,
And there my legs are jamb'd in.
"Long Breeches" by William Hutton
From the sunny door-jamb high,
Swings the shell of a butterfly.
Scrape of insect violins
Through the stubble shrilly dins.
"Late September" by Amy Lowell
Ah, now, the single figure to me,
Amid all teeming and wealthy Ohio, with all its cities and farms,
Sickly white in the face, and dull in the head, very faint,
By the jamb of a door leans.
"Come Up From The Fields, Father" by Walt Whitman

In news:

But the technology on newer alignment equipment allows the mechanic to simply scan the bar code on the door jamb of the vehicle to enter the vehicle data into the alignment machine.
If you were a lonely curious listener with a Match.com account and an appetite for multiple genres all at once, you would totally send a wink to Burndt Jamb.
Adn' Ckrystall Jambes De Jeans Jazz 'Mad Dark Entries.
Sell the Strikemaster II, a jamb repair system, as an add-on while at almost every service call.
Door Jamb Repair Made Easy.
The amazing Shawn didn't take much time at all to figure out the configuration which included door jamb, molding on two sides of the doorway , saddle between the doors, sheetrock – I could never have done this myself.
The Rond de Jambe exercise works your butt, hips, and legs.
Watch Rond de Jambe in the Fitness Magazine Video.
Parasite Drag begins with Joellen (Elizabeth Aspenlieder) looking out of the upstage center door, a gold cross prominently place centered over the jamb.
Custom Paint Job External Jambing.
Then, Vic sprayed the windshield jamb.
Pry Off The Jamb Liners.
In my case, the jamb also would need to be replaced .
Police said the door jamb and frame were damaged.

In science:

All doors were left opened in those years, and everyone passing through could freely join a discussion. I still remember Carlo on that occasion, elegant as usual in his blue suit, leaning casually against the door jamb, and listening with great attention.
Carlo Cercignani's Interests for the Foundations of Physics