Jenny

Definitions

  • Painted by Jennie Harbour
    Painted by Jennie Harbour
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jenny female donkey
    • n Jenny United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Cock Robin and Jenny Wren music Cock Robin and Jenny Wren music
Spinning Jenny Spinning Jenny

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jenny (Zoöl) A familiar name of the European wren.
    • Jenny A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane.
    • n Jenny A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories. Also called spinning jenny.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jenny A female bird; used especially as a prefix, as in jenny-heron, jenny-howlet, jenny-jay, jenny-wren, etc.
    • n jenny Specifically A wren: usually called jenny-wren.
    • n jenny A female ass: also called jenny-ass.
    • n jenny A locomotive-crane; a self-propelling crane used for carrying heavy weights.
    • n jenny Compasses with one end bent inward.
    • n jenny A stroke iu English billiards, originally a losing hazard made from balk into a middle pocket, the object-ball being near the pocket, but below it: now applied to any acute-angled pocketing placed from balk to a ball outside, and thence into any of the four pockets beyond balk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jenny jen′i a female bird, a wren—usually Jenn′y-wren: a female ass: a spinning-jenny.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A corruption of gin, an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See Gin an engine, and cf. Ginny-carriage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the name Jenny; prob. the last sense from gin.

Usage

In literature:

The daughter's name was Jennie, aged eighteen.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
Jennie, the eldest girl, had a great deal to do with that.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
But what about Harry Carts, Jenny's English sweetheart?
"Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches" by David Drummond Bone
According to what the maid says, Jenny Saphir led a very regular life.
"The Confessions of Arsène Lupin" by Maurice Leblanc
I think it used to hurt his feelings somewhat that old Jenny listened so stolidly to his relations, for he used to cater for her opinion at times.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
I wonder if it isn't the very same," said Jenny, laughing heartily: "Father Swaim thought he could manage it best, I guess.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
Then came Bill and Mary and little Jenny.
"The Grey Woman and other Tales" by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
When school was dismissed Jennie and Dorothy walked home together.
"A Dear Little Girl at School" by Amy E. Blanchard
My mistress's name was Miss Jennie Brown.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States, From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Jennie and her mother had talked over this very matter, and Jennie had expressed a preference for Vesta.
"Jennie Gerhardt" by Theodore Dreiser
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In poetry:

That ancient Swedish melody,
Renowned in world-wide glory,
Not merely for the heart's deep plea
In Jenny's travel-story,—
"To Sweden" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
One day the tutor went abroad,
And simple Jenny sadly missed him;
When he returned, behind her lord
She slyly stole, and fondly kissed him!
"The Retort." by George Pope Morris
Alas, for the hour I entered in
Your halls of lordly mirth;
For I lost there, Jenny Allen,
All that gives life worth;
You taught your teacher, Jenny,
The saddest lesson of earth.
"Jenny Allen" by Marietta Holley
God pity me, Jenny Allen,
That I ever loved you so,
I would have died to give you peace,
And I only gave you woe;
For your eyes looked like a wounded dove's,
When I told you I must go.
"Jenny Allen" by Marietta Holley
You were but a child, Jenny Allen,
But that hour made you wise;
A woman's grief and holy strength
Sprang up in your mournful eyes;
Ah, you were an angel, Jenny,
An angel in woman's guise.
"Jenny Allen" by Marietta Holley
'Oh, Jenny!' he said, 'I hae something to say,
That I never ha'e tauld till this sorrowfu' day;
O' the gudeness o' God a while I had doot—
In this I hae sinn'd, an' my sin's faund me oot.
"Grannie's Tale: A Ballad o'Memorie" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

My parents weren't crazy about it, but because they loved Jenny so much, they approved.
CARLETON — Jenny Sweet threw out the challenge and Brooklyn Gerber accepted it.
Jennie Geisler's Loaves & Dishes: Chicken, tomatoes, dumplings, unite.
Jennie Geisler's Loaves & Dishes: Cookbook offers bites with bytes.
Jennie Geisler's Loaves & Dishes: Salad revives love of tomatoes.
Jennie Geisler, Erie Times-News food writer who pens the popular weekly column Loaves & Dishes, invites us into her kitchen to watch her make Tomato and Watermelon Salad.
Dust off your Gucci, Pucci, Prada and Fendi because Chuck, Blair, Serena and Jenny (ugh) are finally back after a three month hiatus.
"She'll be rolling down her football pants and I'm throwing glitter on her eyes and putting a star in her hair," Jenni said.
After last week's stunning Jenny Lewis show at the Lobero Theatre, it's a challenge to speak emphatically about another gorgeous, sweet-voiced, and folk-inspired singer/songwriter.
She died on March 23, 2012 to join her husband W.R. "Pete" Holtrey, her father Jesse Potts, mother Cora Matilda Stirn and five sisters, Callie, Beatrice, Dortha, Jennie and Nellie.
Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu grades the YouTube stars covering today's hot songs.
Middle row, Caroline Statum, Stephens Hays, Jenny McLean ( mgr ), Maggie Moore, Dori Martin and Lexxy Hutchison.
Jenny Simpson (left) celebrates gold at the world championships in Daegu, South Korea, on Sept 1, 2011.
These questions were e-mailed to the Monroe Michigan State University Extention office on April 11 and answered by Jennie Stanger.
Front row from left are, Danielle Braddy, Brittney Smith, Alexis Mobius , Sarah Smith, Jenny Wuu and Sophia Morgan.
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In science:

Authors are grateful Peter Jenni for fruitful discussion.
Hadron Energy Reconstruction for the ATLAS Barrel Prototype Combined Calorimeter in the Framework of the Non-parametrical Method
David Kastor, Sourya Ray, and Jennie Traschen.
G2 Dualities in D=5 Supergravity and Black Strings
Since then there have been other proofs of Jenni’s result, namely where among many results, one finds a complete list of all critical values of sys in genus 2.
Simple closed geodesics and the study of Teichm\"uller spaces
As all genus 2 surfaces are hyperelliptic, the result coincides with Jenni’s.
Simple closed geodesics and the study of Teichm\"uller spaces
HK is also grateful for Jenny and Antti Wihuri foundation. ¨OS thanks the Esseen foundation.
Dimensions of random affine code tree fractals
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