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cut of (one's) jib

A person's general appearance, manner, mien, style, demeanor, or personality. A reference to the jib sails of a boat (which denoted a ship's allegiance, and therefore potential hostility), it is usually used in the phrase "like the cut of one's jib." I like the cut of your jib—you've got a brazenness in business that's pretty rare these days. I'm not sure why I don't get along with Sarah. I just don't like the cut of her jib.
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cut of one's jib

One's general appearance or personality, as in I don't like the cut of Ben's jib. In the 17th century the shape of the jib sail often identified a vessel's nationality, and hence whether it was hostile or friendly. The term was being used figuratively by the early 1800s, often to express like or dislike for someone.
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the cut of someone's jib

the appearance or look of a person.
This was originally a nautical expression suggested by the prominence and characteristic form of the jib (a triangular sail set forward of the foremast) as the identifying characteristic of a ship.
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CCC has also recently purchased two new Liebherr 280 HC-L 12/24 luffing jib cranes, complete with internal climbing equipment, which were both used on a high-rise scheme in Dubai.
In line with the trend towards bigger tower cranes with higher capacities was the recent launch of Saudi-owned Raimondi's MRT234, which boasts a maximum jib length of 70m and a lift capacity of 12t.
Six jib cranes are placed at regular intervals along the sides of the
load to the next jib, eliminating the need for the overhead to move every load
One example project where NFT has recently deployed luffing jib canes is the Royal Atlantis in Dubai, which is being built by Belhasa Six Construct, the Dubai-based joint venture of Belgian international contracting group Besix.
Luffing jib cranes are often preferred in densely packed sites where traditional cranes would otherwise be at risk of obstructing one another, being obstructed by other structures or pose an unreasonable jobsite risk by overhanging active roads or other infrastructure
The Liebherr luffing jib crane offers a maximum lift capacity of 12 tonnes, with a 1.
The 125 HC-L has a very small slewing radius through 360[degrees], and the jib can be raised from 15[degrees] through 70[degrees]," explained Aiemprom.
Standard jibs on this model are 65m, but we have opted for two 40m jibs because of the site constrictions, and we have started one crane at a height of 42m and the other at 48m, to ensure the two jibs overfly each other.
During the initial planning stages, the consultants considered using two heavy-duty flat/luffing jib cranes to feed the materials.