from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of shake.
- n. A movement that shakes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The act or process of moving with a rapid vibratory motion, jolting, agitating, etc.
- A violent jolting or agitation: as, give him a good shaking.
- plural Small pieces of cordage, rope, yarn, or canvas used for making oakum or paper.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
- n. a shaky motion
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Flight attendant: “Well, the shaking is the turbulence that the plane is flying through, and the noise is coming from the engines.”
It is what they call shaking off the yoke, and they try to imitate this.
The mystery of ecstatic shaking has been called shaking medicine.
Walked the final 20 yards to my stand and climbed in shaking for awhile.
The advocacy group also uses the umbrella term "abusive head trauma," but says shaking is the leading cause of death in these cases.
The entire system was deadlocked cause no one with the power to was really interested in shaking it up.
[Looks at watch, hastily tries to kiss her, succeeds only in shaking hand, starts across stage toward left.]
Anyways, having escaped the second follower I managed to pick up in shaking off the first (and it was a crap exchange, the second being old and fugly,) and finally found my way out of the park, after a little more wandering and a brief return to Al and Heather's place, it was time for the gathering of the clan what I'd been arranging over Twitter and email.
SIEGEL: And the way you measure the speed of shaking is by hertz, by cycles per second.
So the amount of shaking is nowhere near the 1000x that Mr. Yglesias heard.
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