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jiminy cricket

A minced oath for "Jesus Christ," expressing surprise, shock, or astonishment. Jiminy cricket, the bill for that dinner is nearly $200! We won the lottery? Jiminy cricket, that's amazing news!
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Management of educational services for early childhood places within the educational facilities of the City of Florence called Fantaghir, White Rabbit, Fortini, Jiminy and Palazzuolo.
This is very evident with the relationship of Gepetto and Pinocchio as well as the friendship between Jiminy Cricket and Pinocchio.
In one of the biggest coincidences ever we happened to see another Jiminy going for scrap so we asked if we could have the gearbox and replaced the whole thing.
Eleven-year-old Susan Smith starred as the mischievous puppet, with |Nicky Mallinson as Jiminy Cricket, Duncan Wright as puppet-maker Gepetto and Claire Burchill as the Blue Fairy.
But if I have to put up with his diabolical gags and watch scantily clad Susanna Reid wiggling about for the next 12 weeks to uphold my professional duty then by jiminy it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make.
The Romans revered them as protectors of sailors and swore oaths "by Gemini," a phrase that as recently as our grandparents' time was common in English as "by jiminy.
Names like Edgar Buchanan, Irene Ryan and Cliff Edwards are probably not familiar to most people, but Uncle Joe (from Petticoat Junction), Granny (from Beverly Hillbillies) and the voice of Jiminy Cricket sure are.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 1993; 2 Almond; 3 Neither pairQ of sides are parallel; 4 Swaziland; 5 Antarctica; 6 Peterborough; 7 Yuri Andropov; 8 Why Do Fools Fall In Love; 9 Jiminy Cricket; 10 The concertina.
MJ: Your songs are full of mythical characters: Icarus, Jiminy Cricket, Santa Claus.
Meanwhile, Jiminy is desperate to leave behind a life of pickpocketing and transform himself into the person he wants to be, but it's not until he meets with Geppetto that he''s given a glimmer of hope.
Jiminy Cricket's Environmentality Challenge began in 1994 for 5th graders in California.
Then there's Cliff Edwards, who gave Dumbo and Jiminy Cricket a voice.
My husband took me on the kid-friendly Star Tours where I turned greener than Jiminy Cricket.
Brian Fairbank, Joseph O'Donnell and Tyler Fairbank, principals and operators of Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, in Massachusetts, purchased Cranmore from Booth Creek Resorts in June 2010.