Jane

Definitions

  • Mrs Pike talks to Sarah and Jane
    Mrs Pike talks to Sarah and Jane
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jane A coin of Genoa; any small coin.
    • Jane A kind of twilled cotton cloth. See Jean.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"SISTER JANE, SPINSTER." "SISTER JANE, SPINSTER."
SISTER JANE'S KITCHEN SISTER JANE'S KITCHEN
What were they talking about, Jane What were they talking about, Jane
Jane is surrounded by imaginary ghosts and monsters Jane is surrounded by imaginary ghosts and monsters
The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The band Duran Duran got their name from an astronaut in the 1968 Jane Fonda movie "Barbarella."
    • n jane A small silver coin of Genoa imported into England by foreign merchants, especially in the fifteenth century. Compare galley-halfpenny.
    • n jane Same as jean, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In an episode of the 1962 cartoon The Jestons, Jane Jetson is talking through a video phone. The phone number of The Jetsons was VENUS-1234
    • n Jane jān (Spens.) a small silver Genoese coin: jean.
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Idioms

Jane Doe - Jane Doe is a name given to an unidentified female who may be party to legal proceedings, or to an unidentified person in hospital, or dead. John Doe is the male equivalent.
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Plain Jane - A plain Jane is a woman who isn't particularly attractive.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. Janua, Genoa; L. Genua, also OE. Jean,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. Janua, L. Genua, Genoa.

Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Jane Harrison lives there.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
In fact Jane had hit upon a great elemental truth when she suggested this.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
But Miss Jane had such heaps of things for me to do, and such tiresome things, like dusting and practising, and learning to cook and to sew!
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Jane was dead, his Jane, and lay beneath the pines far down the Gold City road!
"The Transformation of Job" by Frederick Vining Fisher
We are told of Jane Friday-Street that she went to service aged six.
"The Children's Book of London" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
I wish I could think that you have enjoyed our talk as greatly as I have, Miss Jane.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
Miss Abingdon felt weak as she said, 'Don't worry any more about it, Jane,' for Jane did not look worried.
"Peter and Jane" by S. (Sarah) Macnaughtan
When two days before his fete, Goutran received a perfumed note in which Jane offered to sing for him, he was charmed.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina
I stayed with Jane Dalmain and her blind husband, before they went back to Gleneesh.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Let us take Baby Jane, and I will leave the boat behind.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
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In poetry:

Matilda Jane, you never look
At any toy or picture-book.
I show you pretty things in vain
You must be blind, Matilda Jane!
"Bessie's Song To Her Doll" by Lewis Carroll
Now JANE, with all her mad self-will,
Was no coquette - oh no!
She really loved her faithful BILL,
And thus she tuned her woe:
"The Cunning Woman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Said Jane to John, "Come, let us wed,
For know, dear John, I love you,
And, by the bright stars overhead,
There's none I place above you."
"John And Jane" by Thomas Frederick Young
He noticed his EMILY JANE with JIM,
And envied the well-made elf;
And people remarked that he muttered "Oh, dim!"
(I often say "dim!" myself).
"Emily, John, James, and I" by William Schwenck Gilbert
He's tak his bonny love by the han,
And led her to yon fountain stane;
He's changed her name frae Shusy Pye,
An he's cald her his bonny love, Lady Jane.
"Young Bicham" by Andrew Lang
Do you know why Aunt Jane is always snarling
At you and me because we tells a lie,
And she don't slap that man that called her darling?
Do you know why?
"On The Landing" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Enjoying Game Day are, clockwise from the top, Jane Bennett, Dot Baker, Debby Phillips and Anna Marie Deri.
Senate Majority Whip Mary Jane Garcia is no longer timid to fight for what she believs in.
COLOMBO , Sister Mary Jean (Jane Frances), daughter of the late Battista and Antonia Tiano Colombo , died at Mount St Joseph on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Comedy Central Last night Roseanne Barr got braised, charred and roasted by the likes of Jane Lynch, Tom Arnold, Gilbert Gottfried and Wayne Brady, with varying results.
Jane Yu Monday, May 7, 2012.
Call Jane Evans at 719-576-1678 for more information.
Herschel Abbott Jr and Jane White.
Margaret "Maggie" Jane Confer , 59 of Moundsville, WV passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Mor-gantown.
Margaret "Maggie" Jane Confer , 59 of Moundsville, WV passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown.
With apologies to Jane Austen, it is a truth universally acknowledged that every company possesses information that it wants to keep out of its competitors' hands.
Jane Lee had to have 50 stiches after her face smashed into a taxicab safety.
Jane Monheit will perform at the Fayetteville Jazz Concert 6:30 pm today at Bead Park in the village.
Jane Cottle Baker, 84, of West Tisbury died on Monday evening April 9, 2012, at the Henrietta Brewer House in Vineyard Haven.
But it seems to fit Barry Siegel and his wife, Jane, better than any other expression.
"The phone is ringing all the time," said Jane Kelp, who was taking calls recently at the PCI office.
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In science:

It can even help us understand the diversity of life that has evolved on earth” (Callahan, Website). 1.1.4.2 Jane Jacobs: The Death and Life of Great American Cities Author Jane Jacobs has written a number of books that look at Complex Systems from a sociological and analytical perspective.
Complex Systems
Thanks also to Jane Timpson for drawing the figures.
Nonlocality and information flow: The approach of Deutsch and Hayden
Jane Sherwin, Sergei Bernstein, and Sue Katz for helping me with English for this paper.
Autobiographical Numbers
Janes & Phelps (1994) and Friel (1995) have defined old open clusters as those with ages older than the Hyades (∼700 Myr).
The old metal-poor open cluster ESO 92-SC05: accreted from a dwarf galaxy?
Janes & Phelps (1994) analysed a sample of 72 old open clusters showing evidence that the Galactic disk might have been constantly disturbed by infalling material.
The old metal-poor open cluster ESO 92-SC05: accreted from a dwarf galaxy?
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