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  • adj. rattly, unsteady, rickety


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  • Both of tonight's bone-shaking scariness hinge somewhat [Cue: Creaking hinge] on the state of Delaware, so here is a gratuitous Delaware jack-o-lantern I carved for the occasion:

    Chris Weigant: Terrifying Hallowe'en Nightmares, Left And Right

  • She manages to show the bone-shaking poverty of the time, along with the menace of the political situation.

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » February » 28

  • Because today we offer up (instead of the usual FTP drivel), a bone-shaking nightmare for those of the Left and those of the Right.

    Heart-Stopping Hallowe'en Horror, Left And Right

  • The journey to the heart of the violence follows a bone-shaking road east from Bhubaneswar to the district capital, Phulbani.

    Holy war strikes in India: 35 Christians killed and 50,000 forced from their homes

  • The next thing she knew she was flying through the air, the ball still clutched in her hand as she landed with a bone-shaking thump on her back in the grass.


  • It was the most noisy, bone-shaking thing I'd ever been on, and I felt whatever the landlubber equivalent is of being sea-sick.

    Rocks 'n' Rolls

  • There was a grey-bearded face peering from the window of the nearest carriage, absolutely adjusting its spectacles-then earth and sky whirled crazily as I hit the ground with a bone-shaking crash.


  • I landed with a bone-shaking jar and rolled in a tumble of skirts and petticoats.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • PANJWAII AND ZHARI DISTRICTS, Afghanistan - The boom that comes from a Leopard 2A6M check "More Information, Photos" near top at link firing is a bone-shaking, deafening noise that can rattle even the most experienced of tankers if they aren't expecting it.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • There followed another three-hour stop trying once again to fix the brakes and then four more hours of bone-shaking travel over the sandy one-lane trail.

    The Lethem Trail to Rodeo - 9-12 April 1993


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