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 for The cut of one''''''''s jib
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jib \Jib\ (j[i^]b), n. [Named from its shifting from side to
     side. See Jib, v. i.., Jibe.]
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     1. (Naut.) A triangular sail set upon a stay or halyard
        extending from the foremast or fore-topmast to the
        bowsprit or the jib boom. Large vessels often carry
        several jibs; as, inner jib; outer jib; flying jib; etc.
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     2. (Mach.) The projecting arm of a crane, from which the load
        is suspended.
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     3. One that jibs, or balks; a jibber.
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     4. A stationary condition; a standstill.
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     Jib boom (Naut.), a spar or boom which serves as an
        extension of the bowsprit. It is sometimes extended by
        another spar called the flying jib boom. [Written also
        gib boom.]
  
     Jib crane (Mach.), a crane having a horizontal jib on which
        a trolley moves, bearing the load.
  
     Jib door (Arch.), a door made flush with the wall, without
        dressings or moldings; a disguised door.
  
     Jib header (Naut.), a gaff-topsail, shaped like a jib; a
        jib-headed topsail.
  
     Jib topsail (Naut.), a small jib set above and outside of
        all the other jibs.
  
     The cut of one's jib, one's outward appearance. [Colloq.]
        --Sir W. Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cut \Cut\, n.
     1. An opening made with an edged instrument; a cleft; a gash;
        a slash; a wound made by cutting; as, a sword cut.
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     2. A stroke or blow or cutting motion with an edged
        instrument; a stroke or blow with a whip.
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     3. That which wounds the feelings, as a harsh remark or
        criticism, or a sarcasm; personal discourtesy, as
        neglecting to recognize an acquaintance when meeting him;
        a slight.
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              Rip called him by name, but the cur snarled, snapped
              his teeth, and passed on. This was an unkind cut
              indeed.                               --W. Irving.
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     4. A notch, passage, or channel made by cutting or digging; a
        furrow; a groove; as, a cut for a railroad.
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              This great cut or ditch Secostris . . . purposed to
              have made a great deal wider and deeper. --Knolles.
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     5. The surface left by a cut; as, a smooth or clear cut.
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     6. A portion severed or cut off; a division; as, a cut of
        beef; a cut of timber.
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              It should be understood, moreover, . . . that the
              group are not arbitrary cuts, but natural groups or
              types.                                --Dana.
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     7. An engraved block or plate; the impression from such an
        engraving; as, a book illustrated with fine cuts.
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     8.
        (a) The act of dividing a pack cards.
        (b) The right to divide; as, whose cut is it?
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     9. Manner in which a thing is cut or formed; shape; style;
        fashion; as, the cut of a garment.
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              With eyes severe and beard of formal cut. --Shak.
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     10. A common work horse; a gelding. [Obs.]
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               He'll buy me a cut, forth for to ride. --Beau. &
                                                    Fl.
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     11. The failure of a college officer or student to be present
         at any appointed exercise. [College Cant]
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     12. A skein of yarn. --Wright.
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     13. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) A slanting stroke causing the ball to
         spin and bound irregularly; also, the spin so given to
         the ball.
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     14. (Cricket) A stroke on the off side between point and the
         wicket; also, one who plays this stroke.
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     A cut in rates (Railroad), a reduction in fare, freight
        charges, etc., below the established rates.
  
     A short cut, a cross route which shortens the way and cuts
        off a circuitous passage.
  
     The cut of one's jib, the general appearance of a person.
        [Colloq.]
  
     To draw cuts, to draw lots, as of paper, etc., cut unequal
        lengths.
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              Now draweth cut . . .
              The which that hath the shortest shall begin.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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