Usage examples for JABS

  1. We each put five raisins at intervals round our plates, then we shut our eyes and made jabs at them with forks. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. Opening the front, and picking up the poker, she gave the fire several unnecessary jabs. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  3. " You've said sumpin," admits Miss Casey, unbuttonin' a locket vanity case and repairin' the damage done to her facial frescoin' with a few graceful jabs. – Torchy and Vee by Sewell Ford
  4. A fellow wasn't going to stand that kind of thing, so he let out at him with his left and then jumped in with two short- arm jabs that must have tickled the chap; that fellow didn't have it all his own way anyhow.... – Mary, Mary by James Stephens Commentator: Padraic Colum
  5. She was fully dressed for going out and was pinning on her hat with spiteful little jabs. – 32 Caliber by Donald McGibeny
  6. Mr. Smith, left alone at his table, wrote again furiously, and with vicious little jabs of his pencil. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  7. Every time a student soldier jabs a canvas bag he snarls and growls like a jackal, and if he misses a bag it counts against him in the day's markings. – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  8. In spite of the fall, the Madagascan bounded to his feet, like a rubber ball, but a few stiff jabs from Locke soon took all the fight out of him and he lay still, completely knocked out. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  9. Fishin' out the note I'd written, I slits the melon with my knife and jabs it in. – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
  10. His face, though not drawn in pain, yet twitched galvanically, as though actuated by slight jabs of electricity. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  11. Jim, stimulated by the remarks of the passengers and their eager interest in his doings, marched up to Thumper, struck a sparring attitude, and shuffled around, making sundry little passes and jabs which the bear ignored. – Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters by Henry Wallace Phillips
  12. Her mate warned her, but she paid no particular attention to him, and with jaunty twists and turns hopped about on the dead limbs, giving hurried jabs at the cobwebs she was gathering. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  13. Now, if there was one thing that the Northmen valued more than another it was courage, and their leader was so pleased with the lad's pluck that- after he had picked one of his arrows out of his own arm and had warded off with some trouble various lightning- like jabs of a copper knife- he directed his men to " throw a noose over that young wildcat" and bring him along, together with what other treasure they might find. – The Iron Star And what It saw on Its Journey through the Ages by John Preston True
  14. Pressed backward, he clinched to save himself, and in this position, where nobody could see his movements, he viciously tried to put some short jabs into Paul's abdomen. – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  15. After a few slashes and jabs, von Schlichten knocked the unwieldy thing from his opponent's hand. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  16. Then Mike went through a series of groans, grunts and jabs at the air. – Dorothy Dale by Margaret Penrose
  17. Short, quick jabs for the face and head followed each other in rapid succession. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour