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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cut of his Jib.
The contour or expression of his face. This is a sailor’s phrase. The cut of a jib or foresail of a ship indicates her character. Thus, a sailor says of a suspicious vessel, he “does not like the cut of her jib.”   1

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