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  • jars

    Deep, wide-mouthed vessels used for holding a variety of substances, usually without handles and generally cylindrical, although sometimes made in other shapes. ILDC74.

  • jaundice

    The yellow appearance of both the skin and ‘whites’ of the eyes that occurs when too many red blood cells are being broken down.

  • jewellery

    Ornament such as a bracelet, necklace, and ring, of precious or semiprecious material worn or carried on the person for adornment; also includes similar articles worn or carried for devotional or mourning purposes.

  • jug

    Vessels, generally made of earthenware, stoneware or porcelain and often of large capacity, which have a narrow neck and a handle (usually a vertical loop or scroll handle); may sometimes have a pouring lip

  • jugum penis

    Forceps for temporarily compressing the penis.