jimmies

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jimmies

fits of trembling and convulsions suffered by sheep, cattle and goats which have eaten jimmy ferns, cheilanthessinnata.
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It was interesting to watch the conduct of the savages, when we landed, towards Jemmy Button: they immediately perceived the difference between him and ourselves, and held much conversation one with another on the subject.
They might be appreciated in a trade journal (if only that want could be supplied), by skilled manipulators of the jemmy and the large light bunch; but, as records of unbroken yet insignificant success, they would be found at once too trivial and too technical, if not sordid and unprofitable into the bargain.
But don't take Jemmy Taylor of Southwark, nor yet Jemmy Wood of Gloucester.