Jimp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jimp Neat; handsome; elegant. See Gimp.
    • Jimp Scant; barely enough.
    • Jimp Slender; trim.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jimp Neat; elegant; slender.
    • jimp Short; scanty.
    • jimp Barely; scarcely.
    • jimp To jag; indent; denticulate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Jimp jimp (Scot.) slender, elegant
    • adv Jimp neatly, hardly
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Gimp (a.)

Usage

In literature:

She sat her mount superbly; as jimp and erect as a willow sapling.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
And wha will lace my middle jimp, Wi' the new-made London band?
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
Go back to the other room, please, Jimps.
"Under the Country Sky" by Grace S. Richmond
But Lady Mouse, baith jimp and sma'?
"Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age" by Various
I noticed that he carried one arm in a sling, but otherwise he was still the model rogue, jimp and smiling.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
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In poetry:

She has twa weel-made feet;
Far better is her hand;
She's as jimp in the middle
As ony willow wand.
"The Laird Of Waristoun" by Andrew Lang
O then bespake her dochter dear,
She was baith jimp and sma',
"O row me in a pair o' sheets,
And tow me o'er the wa'."
"Edom O'Gordon" by Henry Morley
"O wha will shoe my fu' fair foot?
And wha will glove my hand?
And wha will lace my middle jimp,
Wi' the new-made London band?
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
Oh, then out spake her daughter dear,
She was baith jimp and small:
"Oh, row me in a pair of sheets,
And tow me o'er the wall."
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
"Your father will shoe your fu' fair foot,
Your mother will glove your hand;
Your sister will lace your middle jimp
Wi' the new-made London band.
"Love Gregor; Or, The Lass Of Lochroyan" by Andrew Lang
There were pipers playing in every neuk,
And ladies dancing, jimp and sma';
And aye the owre-turn o' their tune
Was, "Our wee wee man has been long awa!"
"The Little Wee Man" by Henry Morley

In science:

In Figure 4, the saturation fields of the chains with a single impurity bond with strength Jimp in the host chain with bond alternation α = αhost is presented for N = 82 chain.
Magnetization Plateaux in Random Frustrated S=1/2 Heisenberg Chains
The filled circles represent the saturation field of the chain with αhost = 0.5 and δ = 0.2 in which a single strong bond is replaced by the impurity bond with Jimp = 1.6 corresponding to the strength of the strong bond of the chain with α = 0.6.
Magnetization Plateaux in Random Frustrated S=1/2 Heisenberg Chains
The open circles represent the saturation field of the chain with αhost = 0.6 and δ = 0.2 in which a single weak bond is replaced by the impurity bond with Jimp = 0.5 corresponding to the strength of the weak bond of the chain with α = 0.5.
Magnetization Plateaux in Random Frustrated S=1/2 Heisenberg Chains
The filled (open) circles represent the saturation field of the chain with α = 0.5(0.6) with a single strong (weak) bond replaced by the bond with Jimp = 1.6 (0.5).
Magnetization Plateaux in Random Frustrated S=1/2 Heisenberg Chains
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