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JIFFSJoint Institute for Acoustics and Flight Sciences
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But, Lord, look you, sir --hearts and souls alive, man --the next instant, in a jiff, I was blind as a bat --both eyes out --all befogged and bedeadened with black foam --the whale's tail looming straight up out of it, perpendicular in the air, like a marble steeple.
"Next time you have an obstinate pickle jar, stand it upside down in hot water and, hey presto, off comes the lid in a couple of jiffs. It'll save Maria some frustration too."