Jackspeak of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Cut of His Jib

The "cut" of a sail refers to its shape. Since this would vary between ships, it could be used both to identify a familiar vessel at a distance, and to judge the possible sailing qualities of an unknown one. Now, it is used figuratively to describe the character of a person.

Added: 2014-11-01 Last modified: 2014-11-01

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