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1780, ''The Town and Country Magazine'', vol. 12, p. 88, February 1780.
- Most of the limbs of the law do every thing in a ''jiffy''; but ask what they mean, and they would be as much puzzled, as if you required of them the explanantion of a common act of parliament.
(quote-journal)&93;|title=More News from China|magazine=New Monthly Magazine|The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist|location=London|publisher=(w), Marlborough Street|Great Marlborough St.|month=December|year=1842|volume=LXVI|issue=CCLXIV (Third Part)|page=427|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=Z3VPAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA427|oclc=7489261|passage=Of course it's kill or be killed, so at it you go, like Carter and his wild beasts, only in right down earnest, two or three more Tigers joining in, clash slash, and the sparks flying as thick as in a smith's forge, or at a Terrific Combat at the Surrey or the Wells. Such a shindy is too hot to last, and, accordingly, if you're alive at the end of two jiffies, the chance is that you find yourself making quite a melodramatic Tableau—namely, your bloody sword in one hand, a Chinese pigtail in the other, and four or five weltering Tartars lying round your feet!
(quote-book)|year=1864|page=233|pageurl=https://books.google.com/books?id=fBJFAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA233|oclc=2023537|passage=Here Godfroy nodded pleasantly to Claude, who bowed, and was off— / —In a jiffyto his men, who greeted him with loud hurrahs. In another jiffy, he was on a barrel, making them an oration. In another jiffy, he had hold of a horse, somehow—for the man had contrived already to make himself so popular in Viot, that he could have anything he liked for the asking. ''Footnote'': * ''Jiffy''.—Let not the reader scorn the word; it is in Webster. "''Jiffy, a moment.''"—''Webster.''
(quote-book)|year=1913|page=166|oclc=1650302|ol=5535161W|passage=Old Applegate, in the stern, just set and looked at me, and Lord James, amidship, waved both arms and kept hollering for help. I took a couple of everlasting big strokes and managed to grab hold of the skiff's rail, close to the stern. Then, for a jiffy, I hung on and fought for breath.
(short for), a envelope.