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  • Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, and tofu. Most jerk in Jamaica is no longer cooked in the traditional method and is grilled over hardwood charcoal in a steel drum jerk pan. — “Jamaican jerk spice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • Jerkin' or Jerk is a street dance from Los Angeles.[1] Since 2009, jerkin' has gained fans along the West Coast and is gaining popularity on the East Coast.[2] As the jerk culture continues to flourish, several new groups specializing in the Jerk style are being courted and signed by major labels. — “Jerkin' - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • jerk) The position was highly coveted, and awarded only after several months or years of menial labour in the store.[4] Some modern theme diners are styled after establishments from the 1950s and include an actual soda jerk, along with standard jukeboxes and booth seating. — “Soda jerk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • He rustled the pleated pages, jerking his chin on his high collar. Barber's itch. Tight collar he'll lose his hair. Better leave him the paper and get shut of him. — “Ulysses” by James Joyce
  • This forbidding-looking person came stumping and jerking along toward me, whisking his stick now and then viciously in the air, and giving his fell of hair a short shake, like a wild bull preparing to attack. — “Uncle Silas” by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She had one enemy, the man they called Nut-Nat, or Nat-Nut, a cretin, with inturned feet, who came flap-lapping along, shoulder jerking up at every step. This poor creature sold nuts in the public-houses where he was known. He had no roof to his mouth, and the men used to mock his speech. — “The Rainbow” by D. H. Lawrence
  • Well, said Gymnast, I have failed,–I will undo this leap; then with a marvellous strength and agility, turning towards the right-hand, he fetched another striking gambol as before; which done, he set his right hand thumb upon the bow of the saddle, raised himself up, and sprung into the air, poising and upholding his whole weight upon the muscle and nerve of the said thumb, and so turned and whirled himself about three times: at the fourth, reversing his body, and overturning it upside down, and foreside back, without touching any thing, he brought himself betwixt the horse's two ears, and then giving himself a jerking swing, he seated himself upon the crupper–' — “Tristram Shandy” by Laurence Sterne
  • Likewise upon the extreme stern of the boat where it was also triangularly platformed level with the gunwale, Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft, and silently eyeing the vast blue eye of the sea. — “Moby-Dick” by Herman Melville
  • "Ulyulyulyu!" whispered Rostov, pouting his lips. The borzois jumped up, jerking the rings of the leashes and pricking their ears. Karay finished scratching his hindquarters and, cocking his ears, got up with quivering tail from which tufts of matted hair hung down. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy


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