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  • I had a self defining experience which illustrated this word "shokeling" or "shuckling." As I labored in prayer for all that was important and dear to me in life I spontaneously adopted this posture swaying back and forth in prayer. It wasn't until months later that I discovered this gesturing was common among devout Jews. Here's a link to its definition: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuckling

    February 9, 2012

  • "I don't think my salary is under discussion, Mr. Pierce--"

    "BROTHER Pierce!" suggested Winch, in a half-shuckling undertone.

    - Harold Frederic, The Damnation of Theron Ware, ch. 3

    I'm stumped all ends up by this. "Shuckle" seems to describe a rhythmic movement of the body in Jewish prayer, which makes nil to zero sense here.

    July 31, 2008