- v. present participle of shake out.
“You struck a new land in pioneer days, and you picked up money like a lot of sailors shaking out nuggets from the grass roots in”
“She sat down on the pebble-patterned terrace at his feet, shaking out her mop of red hair.”
“Aware of the warm-blooded life moving through below it, it was gently shaking out the fluffy pods at its tips to send near-microscopic enzyme crystals floating down on the intruding life form.”
“And besides, it's baking day," Biddy Cloom put in, shaking out white cotton petticoats briskly and hunting in her apron pockets for clothespins.”
“Through the haze of her cigarette smoke she continued to gaze meditatively at Miss Bart, who, having dismissed her maid, sat before the toilet-table shaking out over her shoulders the loosened undulations of her hair.”
“An answering pendant was run up to her peak: a puff of smoke, a turn of her paddle-wheels, and away flew the little craft, shaking out her white wings like a bird.”
“Tronie complained, shaking out a bed covering at the edge of a gully, and causing more ash to billow up.”
“We have already observed how, in Mexico, the tenedora raises the patient up and drops her, catching her with a shock so as to shake out the uterine contents, shaking out the child from the womb as she would flour out of a sack.”
“No, you wouldn't, not when you see this," Pentfield replied, shaking out the dice.”
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