Usage examples for jab

  1. With a jab of his elbow he pushed the sheriff and his chuckle away, guessing that the man with an indoor complexion and a pen behind his ear was the clerk. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
  2. That was a nice clean jab, and nothing like the one you gave me without warning and while I was sitting down. – In And Out by Edgar Franklin
  3. He's turned upon our inquest, did you see The jab he gives me? – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  4. " Oh, you deem it very polite and gentle to jab me with your sword, do you? – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  5. Got a jump out of him, that jab did. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  6. A few moments later I was amazed to see a gnat jab at the wall till it got a bill full of material and then fly off to the brush with it! – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  7. Gladys was runnin' on as confidential as if she'd known me all her life, interruptin' the flow only when she makes a jab with the powder- puff and uses the eyebrow pencil. – On With Torchy by Sewell Ford
  8. Jab, jab- up in his throat. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  9. With one jab of that needle he passed the hair through the flesh just back of this cord. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  10. Jab, jab, went Jimmy's pen. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  11. He threw me back with no gentle hand, and was squeezing the life out of me to make me open my mouth, when I gave him a jab in his side. – The Last of the Plainsmen by Zane Grey
  12. And ev'ry time I'd see her, I'd git so blamed flustered that my knife 'd miss my mouth and jab me in the jaw, 'r else I'd spill somethin' 'r other on to Monkey Mike. – Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher by Eleanor Gates
  13. But the officer, too heavy to be muscular, was no match for Jimmie Dale, who, even as he had dropped from the sill, had caught sight of the lurking form below; and now, with a quick, sudden, lithe movement he wriggled loose, his fist from a short- arm jab smashed upon the point of the other's jaw, sending the man staggering backward- and Jimmie Dale ran. – The Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  14. " I'm sorry I didn't jab him twice as hard; though I'd have wasted my energy," Edgar explained. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  15. You'd just thought of something very important, and you took care of it hurriedly- that made you jab down your pencil pretty hard. – The Mardi Gras Mystery by H. Bedford-Jones
  16. This was th' night an' it was to ha' been done in th' dance hall, riot, stampede, everybody fightin' wild an' then a jab in th' back. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. We shall have the krises, and if they seize either of us, the other must go down and try and jab his kris into the beast's eyes. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  18. When the book falls open, wave the pencil round three times and jab it down. – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  19. The stinging wind cut and slashed our cheeks like the constant jab of a thousand frozen needle points. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans