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- n. Plural form of bone-shaker.
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Old bone-shakers, they were; wooden wheels and a solid wrought iron backbone.
Hugh stood before an old coloured print representing the hobby-horse school -- the days of the "bone-shakers" -- and studied it.
On certain weekends in the summer it is clogged with crocodiles of puttering bone-shakers from this or that owners 'club, driven by men in goggles and women in headscarves.