Jack the Ripper

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Jack the Ripper

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(Biography) an unidentified murderer who killed at least seven prostitutes in London's East End between August and November 1888
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Noun1.Jack the Ripper - an unidentified English murderer in the 19th century
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His hair was grey, his whiskers were grey; and these whiskers were so long that he had wound the ends of them around his waist and tied them in a hard knot underneath the leather apron that reached from his chin nearly to his feet, and which was soiled and scratched as if it had been used a long time.
That's so," responded the clerk, handing him the reins and buttoning the leather apron.
With nothing more threatening about him, it appeared, than a leather apron and a dirty face.
Just below his window was a shoemaker's apprentice, with leather apron and shoes; he was skipping along so merrily that one of his shoes flew off and fell against the wall, just where the Soldier was sitting peeping through the iron grating.
We kept the rain out of our faces with umbrellas, and away from our bodies with the leather apron of the buggy; but the driver sat unsheltered and placidly soaked the weather in and seemed to like it.
A man, in leather apron and very dirty hands, appeared at the door.
Joe had got his coat and waistcoat and cravat off, and his leather apron on, and passed into the forge.
I will give thee these gay clothes of blue that I have upon my body and ten shillings to boot for thy clothes and thy leather apron and thy beer and thy capon.
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches, were moving the iron instruments on the coals.
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While no one knows for certain the real identity of Jack the Ripper, or Leather Apron as he is sometimes referred to, Maniscalco's imagination lends itself to the possibility that her version is plausible enough to have happened.
Clad in a leather apron and covered in tattoos, he forges steel into tools, art, gates and other functional pieces using a coal fire, just as blacksmiths have for hundreds of years.