Jersey

Definitions

  • WASHINGTON'S RETREAT THROUGH NEW JERSEY
    WASHINGTON'S RETREAT THROUGH NEW JERSEY
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Jersey a breed of diary cattle developed on the island of Jersey
    • n jersey a slightly elastic machine-knit fabric
    • n jersey a close-fitting pullover shirt
    • n Jersey the largest of the Channel Islands
    • n Jersey a Mid-Atlantic state on the Atlantic; one of the original 13 colonies
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Wichuriana. JERSEY BEAUTY Wichuriana. JERSEY BEAUTY

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The most diners per capita in the world are located in the U.S. state New Jersey
    • Jersey A kind of knitted jacket; hence, in general, a closefitting jacket or upper garment made of an elastic fabric (as stockinet).
    • Jersey One of a breed of cattle in the Island of Jersey. Jerseys are noted for the richness of their milk.
    • Jersey The finest of wool separated from the rest; combed wool; also, fine yarn of wool.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: New Jersey has a spoon museum that has over 5,400 spoons from across the world
    • n jersey Fine woolen yarn; fine or select wool, separated from the inferior quality by combing.
    • n jersey A close-fitting upper garment, extending to the hips, made of elastic woolen or silk material, and worn with some variation of form by both men and women.
    • jersey Made of fine woolen yarn or pure wool.
    • n jersey [capitalized] A celebrated breed of dairy cattle which originated in the island of Jersey, in the English channel, and is noted for the yield of milk. Jerseys are the smallest, of dairy cattle, with rounded bodies, slender, rather short legs, small, broad head, and small, waxy horns, often crumpled. The color is variable, preferably fawn with dark legs; but there are pure-bred animals of various shades of yellow, brown, tan, mouse-color, light red, and even black.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ho-Ho-Kus, a small town in New Jersey, is the only town in the United States of America that has two dashes in its name
    • n Jersey jėr′zi the finest part of wool: combed wool: a close-fitting woollen shirt, or kind of under-vest, worn in rowing, &c.
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Quotations

  • O. Henry
    O. Henry
    “What else can you expect from a town that's shut off from the world by the ocean on one side and New Jersey on the other?”

Idioms

Jersey justice - (UK) Jersey justice is very severe justice.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the island Jersey.

Usage

In literature:

At that time, the woolen jersey was part of the regulation football suit.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY.
"Harper's Young People, April 13, 1880" by Various
New Jersey Dec. 13, 1787.
"Key-Notes of American Liberty" by Various
JERSEY CITY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
Jersey could supply him but inadequately, and from France he could obtain but slender and uncertain assistance.
"The Coinages of the Channel Islands" by B. Lowsley
Towns of Newark and Jersey City.
"Negro Migration during the War" by Emmett J. Scott
Living down in Jersey now, alone with a lot of servants.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
Large tree, seemingly hardy in New Jersey, but dies to the ground in winter in Massachusetts.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
The New Jersey Legal Aid Association was formed this year in Newark, Dr. Hussey taking an active part.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Post of California was sent for six months' work in the New Jersey campaign.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
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In poetry:

Approaches now the close
Of Rugby and of "Socker;"
The football jersey goes
Back to its native locker.
"A Pastoral" by P G Wodehouse
Asking no costly hay and oats,
Like camels, Jersey cows, and goats,
The Whale, prolific milk producer,
Should be our cheapest lactic juicer.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
When undisturbed, the Whale will browse
Like camels, goats, and Jersey cows,
On food that satisfies its tongue,
Thus making milk to feed its young.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
The Whale is found in seas and oceans,
Indulging there in fishlike motions,
But Science shows that Whales are mammals,
Like Jersey cows, and goats, and camels.
"The Whale" by Ellis Parker Butler
In stranded souls a common strait
Wakes latencies unknown,
Whose impulse may precipitate
A life-long leap. The hour was late,
And there was the Jersey boat with its funnel agroan.
"The Contretemps" by Thomas Hardy
Below the sunset's range of rose,
Below the heaven's deepening blue,
Down woodways where the balsam blows,
And milkweed tufts hang, gray with dew,
A Jersey heifer stops and lows—
The cows come home by one, by two.
""Below The Sunset’s Range Of Rose"" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

In Case You Missed It, in yesterday's paper I took a look at some of Gov Christie 's recent jokes about Jersey, and how that jibes with his criticism of those who joke about Jersey.
26th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Competition Competitors build sand sculptures at the 26th Annual New Jersey Sandcastle Competition in Belmar, NJ, on Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
Enlarge Michael Dempsey/The Jersey Journal Empty Sky: New Jersey's September 11th Memorial ceremony took place at the memorial in Liberty State Park on September 10, 2012.
Town of Saugerties Animal Control manager Marie Post 88 was born in Mountain View New Jersey but grew up in Jersey City.
President Obama, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo (center) and New Jersey Gov Chris Christie visit the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's World Trade Center site for a briefing on construction progress in June.
New Jersey National guard helicopter pictures of the Jersey coast.
Police in a northern New Jersey town are criticizing Jersey Central Power & Light for failing to respond when three men became trapped in a van.
Police in a northern New Jersey town are criticizing Jersey Central Power &.
New Jersey towns "are all stretching their dollars," said Ted Peterson, owner of Downtown Decorations , the only such company at the New Jersey League of Municipalities' convention last month.
A central New Jersey town has disciplined four volunteer firefighters who went to the Jersey shore after Superstorm Sandy.
Enlarge Rafal Rogoza / The Jersey Journal ICNA volunteers at the Islamic Learning Center of Jersey City distributing goods to the needy and Hurricane Sandy victims.
Enlarge Joe Shine/For The Jersey Journal Several vehicles parked along Boyd and West Side avenues in Jersey City were discovered Sunday morning, Dec 2, with slashed tires.
'Jersey Shore' and ' Entourage ': Twilight of the Bros. On one level, Jersey Shore and Entourage might seem like they're coming from different places.
Comedian and actor Bret Ernst will have you know there are more famous self-described Jersey guidos than those found pumping their fists and tanning on reality shows (yes, we're talking "Jersey Shore").
New Jersey state troopers keep order as motorist line up to purchase gasoline at the Thomas A Edison service area on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday, Nov 3, 2012, near Woodbridge, N.J.
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In science:

Peebles, P. J. E., Principles of Physical Cosmology, (Princeton, New Jersey, 1993).
Binary and Millisecond Pulsars at the New Millennium
Bhatt ed., Princeton University Press 2001 (Princeton, New Jersey). Recent reviews can be found in: C.A.
Statistical Physics of the Glass Phase
Tremaine, Galactic Dynamics (Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1987).
Unified description of dark matter at the center and in the halo of the Galaxy
Kirwan, Cohomology of quotients in symplectic and algebraic geometry, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984. 22. B.
Kaehler quantization and reduction
Newark first city in New Jersey to get new LED traffic lights.
Increasing Market Penetration of LED Traffic Signals in New York State: Review of Articles and Information on LED Traffic Signals
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