- bone + shaker, from the uncomfortableness of the ride. (Wiktionary)
“Inasmuch as the pennyfarthing or "p-far" is roughly 140 years old, and its predecessor, the so-called "boneshaker," is not much older, one wonders what sort of conveyance a bike messenger could possibly have been riding back in 1810, when even the crotch-torturing "dandyhorse" was but a phantom throbbing in inventor Karl Drais's "pants yabbies.”
“Rumours reach us from correspondants as far afield as Prussia and the British Central Africa that Mr. I.K. Brunel will once again attempt to befuddle the unenlightened with the announcement of the "ha'penny farthing" - a contraption that according to some will spell the end of such outmoded contrivances as the horse and cart, hansom cab, the Iron Jenny and even the sensation of the last year - the 'boneshaker'.”
“Mr Armstrong had gone for the day to visit one of his very few old college friends on the other side of the county, and Tom, released from his lessons (the captain's animosity for the tutor, by the way, stopped short at withdrawing his son from the benefit of the gratuitous education of which for the last year that youth had been the recipient) was trundling a "boneshaker" bicycle along the Yeld lanes, when he perceived the jaunty form of Mr Ratman, bag in hand and cigar in mouth, strolling leisurely in the direction of Maxfield.”
“Just under three hours from Kings X to Newcastle Central as opposed to 2.5 hours KX to Darlington then an interminable wait for the boneshaker from the Bishop Auckland to Saltburn line which will drop you off in the Boro after around another 40 minutes.”
“She starts with the mechanics, briskly moving from 1817's laufmaschine running machine to the hobbyhorse, boneshaker and high wheeler.”
“I have seen alot of positive reviews of boneshaker.”
“Away from the crystal waters, my little ones love the open, boneshaker cable car ride to the 1,019m summit of Monte Capanne, for views as far as Corsica and right up the Tuscan coast.”
“When I had last ridden here in late April, jagged cracks ran through the clay and the bone-dry soil turned my bike into a boneshaker.”
“When I saw this, I thought of boneshaker, and your comments about control over the finished product and lack thereof”
“They were forgetting the old ways, and there were those among them who left the dregs of their life behind them when they moved on, their caravans towed by boneshaker lorries, not horses.”
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Anything related to cycling; no motorcycling, please.
The (not always so) smoovements; scattered, oscillating, jerky, and unpredictable.
It isn't all about fucking cocksuckers. There aren't too many shows on TV that use Wordie words. (So of course it was cancelled.)
Best viewed in cloud format.
Just like it says on the tin. I'll grant a little leeway for spurious things like gravity, air currents and whatnot to lend a hand.
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