Jukes, The

Related to Jukes, The: Jukes Family
1.A pseudonym used to designate the descendants of two sisters, the "Jukes" sisters, whose husbands were sons of a backwoodsman of Dutch descent. They lived in the State of New York, and their history was investigated by R. L. Dugdale as an example of the inheritance of criminal and immoral tendencies, disease, and pauperism. Sixty per cent of those traced showed, degeneracy, and they are estimated to have cost society $1,308,000 in 75 years.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Young Jukes, the chief mate, attending his commander to the gangway, would sometimes venture to say, with the greatest gentleness, "Allow me, sir" -- and possessing himself of the umbrella deferentially, would elevate the ferule, shake the folds, twirl a neat furl in a jiffy, and hand it back; going through the performance with a face of such portentous gravity, that Mr.
Matt Jukes, the force's serving deputy chief constable, is to be promoted to the top job following the announcement that Peter Vaughan will retire in December.
But sentencing Jukes, the Recorder of Middlesbrough Simon Bourne-Arton QC said that Jukes' accounts were "lies" and handed him a 40-month prison sentence for producing one of the Category A images, and two six month sentences for making images of other girls while spying, to run consecutively.