Jeopardy

Jeop"ard*y

, v. t. To jeopardize. [R.] Thackeray.
[1913 Webster]

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Je*quir"i*ty

(?), n., or

Je*quir"i*ty bean`

}. [Prob. fr. a native name.] (Bot.) The seed of the wild licorice (Abrus precatorius) used by the people of India for beads in rosaries and necklaces, as a standard weight, etc.; -- called also jumble bead.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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