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Gimmer

(g soft), or Jimmer, a jointed hinge. In Somersetshire, gimmace. We have also gemel. A gimmal is a double ring; hence gimmal-bit. (Shakespeare: Henry V., iv. 2.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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