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a small amount of liquor

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a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

any small mast on a sailing vessel

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larval mite that sucks the blood of vertebrates including human beings causing intense irritation

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Despite its notoriety, the jigger flea is not regarded as a serious threat to health (Ugbomoiko, Ofoezie, Heukelbach, 2007, p.
Let me explain just what a horrid little creature the jigger flea is.
Since arriving in Africa during the 19th century, the jigger flea has spread across the continent, hitching a ride on the soles of people's feet.
The jigger flea (also called the chigoe, chigger, or sand flea) is capable of jumping up to 600 times an hour when it's looking for food.
Many thanks for the article in the September issue of Geographical on jigger fleas (Of fons, feet and fleas).