- See Ouija.
- jaeger, jäger n.
- from Jäger "hunter": one of the bird
family Stercorariidae, which harasses other sea birds and steals their
prey, called skuas in England and Raubmöwen
("predatory gulls") in German. Jaeger is the correct
spelling of Jäger when one cannot represent the umlaut on the particular system one is
- "Gulls and jaegers are best known for their habit of
forcing smaller birds to drop their food, but C. M. Arnold observed a
House Sparrow following a robin about and snatching earthworms before
it could carry them off to waiting youngsters (Bent)." Roland H.
American Robin, 1999, p. 75.
- "Jaegers and skuas are most often seen robbing other
seabirds of fish." Chandler S. Robbins et al., Birds of
North America, 1966, p. 130.
- "Where the Churchill River enters the immense expanse of
Hudson Bay, you will see arctic terns and parasitic jaegers feeding on
the fish stirred up by pods of beluga whales that congregate
here." Tim Fitzharris, Wild
Wings: An Introduction to Birdwatching, 1992, p. 178.
- "Other offshore species include Pomarine Jaegers,
Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Red Phalaropes." Laird Henkel,
"Birding Hotspots: Monterey Bay, California", Birder's
World, Dec. 1997, p. 59.
- jäger, jaeger, Jaeger, yager n.
- from Jäger "hunter": a hunter; a
rifleman in the old Austrian and German armies.
- "In contrast, he was also a graduate of the 27th Jaeger
Battalion in 1915, the War Academy in France, and had earlier
distinguished himself in the Rautu battles of the Independence
War." Eloise Engle & Lauri Paananen, The Winter War: The Soviet Attack on
Finland 1939-1940, 1973, p. 33.
- "I shouldn't have minded it so much in any other
country, but I thought men who wore Jaeger underclothing and women's
petticoats for a national costume might have excused so slight an
eccentricity as knickerbockers." Richard Harding Davis, The Princess Aline.
- "But my punishment was swift to follow, for within the
hour the bell rang imperiously twice, and there was Dr. Theobald on
our mat; in a yellow Jaeger suit, with a chin as yellow jutting over
the flaps that he had turned up to hide his pyjamas." Ernest
William Hornung, Raffles: Further Adventures of the
Amateur Cracksman, 1901.
- "The area thus costumed ceased at the waist, leaving a
Jaeger-like and unmedieval gap thence to the tops of the
stockings." Booth Parkington, Penrod, 1914.
- "One particular body of the subsidiary troops were
included in this arrangement, and the Hessian yagers were transformed
into a corps of heavy and inactive horse." James Fenimore Cooper,
The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground.
- See Creutzfeldt-Jakob
- Junker, Junkerdom, Junkerthum, Junkerism n.
- from Junker: (a member of) the East Prussian
aristocracy, noted for its harsh, militaristic attitudes [German <
Old High German juncherr, juncherro < junc
"young" + herro "honorable"; see also Herrenvolk]. This entry suggested by Christiane
- "Why, we know the very names of the prelates with whom
the master-cynic of the Junkerthum made his 'deal.'", Upton
Sinclair, The Profits of Religion: An Essay in
Economic Interpretation, 1918, p. 153.
- "It was Miles Bjornstam who said, 'I can't figure it
out. I'm opposed to wars, but still, seems like Germany has got to be
licked because them Junkers stands in the way of progress.'",
Sinclair Lewis, Main Street, 1920, p. 239.
- "An upstart and a junker, like so many
others!", Anton Checkov, The Party, 1917, p. 25.
- "There was not a word about the marriage, however, but
the story was adorned with generals, colonels and kammer-junkers,
while Zverkov almost took the lead among them.", Fyodor
Dostoyevsky, Notes from the Underground, p. 108. Kammer
- "'He was a light-headed fellow,' said Johann Helm, 'but
he knew how to get the confidence of the old Junkers.'",
Bayard Taylor, Beauty and the Beast, and Tales of Home,
1872, p. 167.
- "Only the Turkish mind, however---and possibly the
Junker---could regard it as furnishing an excuse for the terrible
barbarities that now took place.", Henry Morgenthau, Ambassador Morgenthau's Story, 1918.
- "'I assure you that our most pan-Germanic Junker is a
sucking dove in his feelings towards England as compared with a real
bitter Irish-American.'", Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
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