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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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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
Have you ever seen any poor people, Jennie?
"The Elm Tree Tales" by F. Irene Burge Smith
Jenny is a little run down, as you see.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
Ruth walked beside the good-natured Jennie Stone.
"Ruth Fielding at Briarwood Hall" by Alice B. Emerson
Prythee, Jenny, don't spoil your fine face with laughing.
"The Contrast" by Royall Tyler
When you are with me, I am happy, Jenny, Jenny!
"Sielanka: An Idyll" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Also, Missis Rucker an' Tucson Jennie is hoverin' about all sim'lar.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
I lost one shoe in a muddy place, and Jenny lost her sunbonnet.
"Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic" by Olive Thorne Miller
You can use the oats to bait Jenny with on your way home.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The shilling lay in Jenny Westwood's grimy little hand before the lady could interfere.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
The only problem left was the date for the wedding, and Jenny settled that very quickly.
"Love Story" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
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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
And the mental freedom and emotional basis I need to undertake this or any other pro ject is grounded in the unconditional support and love from my parents, Jenni and Alan, and my sisters, Jazz and Abby.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Geroch and Jennie Traschen, Strings and other distributional sources in general relativity, Phys.
Gravity and Signature Change
Authors are grateful Peter Jenni and Nikolai Russakovich for their attention and support of this work.
Electron Response and e/h Ratio of Iron-Scintillator Hadron Prototype Calorimeter with Longitudinal Tile Configuration
The TGG WYP task force, Chairman Jim, Jennie Traschen and myself, set up a program to connect speaker requests with appropriate speakers. (Speakers on the right sub ject who can speak at the right technical — or nontechnical – level.) The program, costing nothing, is well within the TGG budget.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
We are grateful to Jenny Newton for her editorial assistance.
The Scientometrics of a Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations
Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers, and Jenny Preece.
Evaluating Accessible Synchronous CMC Applications
My position is quite conservative. I take seriously the good advice given by Jenny Thomas in her lecture that 2%, even 1%, is a substantial probability for a fluctuation that should not be ignored.
Summary of Lepton Photon 2011
Acknowledgements: It is a pleasure to thank my collaborators Jochen Bartels, Klaus Geiger, Marek Karliner, Henryk Kowalski, Graham Ross, Jenny Williams and Mark W¨usthoff for sharing their insights with me: I also thank Jenny for her help in preparing this talk and Mark for his comments on the write-up.
Summary of DIS 98
We are grateful to Jenny Lee and Betty Tsang for providing the data and many useful discussions.
Improved description of $^{34,36,46}$Ar(p,d) transfer reactions
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