"Right neighborly of the jerk," Fred grumbled.
The earliest-studied of these, the "knee-jerk," may serve as example of the class.
Just being a jerk isn't against the law.
For instance, if a rope is fixed at one end and held in the hand at the other end, a transverse jerk by the hand will travel as a transverse wave along the rope.
He grabbed her leg and with a quick jerk, dislodged her from the tree - right into his waiting arms.
I hope the jerk isn't doing something stupid.
That he was an unlucky jerk and his loss of memory was probably a good thing in the long pull?
I had a video of it but some jerk ripped it off my shopping wagon in Pittsburgh.
The employee was peeved when his boss wouldn't let him leave work early.
The jerk couldn't even get it right—they'd only tied the game.
He told her about Cynthia and she talked about someone named Jack who was a med student whose family thought she was a jerk and they both decided life was too damned complicated and lots of the times it sucked, but not at times like this.
Avoiding an impulse to jerk the straps back up, she gazed up at him.
His grip bit into her arm and the sudden jerk caused pain in her shoulder.
On getting the worm fairly out of the ground, it throws up its head with a jerk, and swallows it whole."
In these three genera the conidia are cast off with a jerk somewhat in the same way as the sporangium of Pilobolus.
The jerk is obtainable only from muscle fibres possessed of neural tonus.
If the sensory nerves of the extensor muscle be severed, the "jerk" is lost.
A little experience in observations on the knee-jerk imparts a notion of the average strength of the "jerk."
Stretching of the muscles antagonistic to the extensors - namely, of the flexor muscles - reduces the jerk by inhibiting the extensor spinal nerve cells through the nervous impulses generated by the tense flexor muscles.
Hence a favourable posture of the limb for eliciting the jerk is one ensuring relaxation of the hamstring muscles, as when the leg has been crossed upon the other.
The turning of attention towards the knee interferes with the jerk; hence the device of directing the person to perform vigorously some movement, which does not involve the muscles of the lower limb, at the moment when the light blow is dealt upon the tendon.
Ziehen has noted exaltation of the jerk to follow extirpation of a cortical centre.
The muscles become less tense than in their waking state: their tonus is diminished, the upper eyelid falls, and the knee-jerk is in abeyance.
Later the affected muscles become exquisitely tender, and then atrophy, while the knee-jerk or other reflex is lost.
Putnam gave the rope a quick jerk and his friends pulled him out in great haste.
On all sides soldiers were running to and fro, throwing up their knapsacks with a jerk of their shoulders and pulling the straps over their heads, unstrapping their overcoats and drawing the sleeves on with upraised arms.
You won't jerk me around like you did Damian.
The jerk wanted me to buy him some booze and I wouldn't.
I did tell her what's needed to begin the process of getting the jerk declared dead.
"I'm just surprised the jerk knew anything important," Dean answered.
She's better off without him—and not knowing him for the jerk he is.
In sleep the jerk is diminished, in deep sleep quite abolished.
The seeds are minute and innumerable; they contain a small rudimentary embryo surrounded by a thin loose membraneous coat, and are scattered by means of hygroscopic hairs on the inside of the valves which by their movements jerk out the seeds.
By the aid of one front leg it places consecutive heaps of loosened particles upon its head, then with a smart jerk throws each little pile clear of the scene of operations.