from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A minute movement of the surface of the earth, resembling an earthquake in rapidity of oscillation, but on account of its small amplitude requiring instrumental means for its detection.


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  • "Where would you go?" inquired Tom, looking out across the tumbling ocean, which had hardly had a chance to subside from the gale, ere it was again set in a turmoil by the earth-tremor.

    Tom Swift and His Wireless Message: or, the castaways of Earthquake island

  • Then they realized that another earth-tremor was making the whole island tremble.

    Tom Swift and His Wireless Message: or, the castaways of Earthquake island

  • A ground-shock has to be rather sharp to be felt as an earth-tremor at eighty miles.

    Long Ago, Far Away

  • There was a twenty-second interval between the static and the arrival of the earth-tremor waves.

    Long Ago, Far Away

  • A few seconds later, as he waited for a repetition of the earth-tremor, knowing now full well that he had for the first time experienced a couple of earthquake shocks, there came from away in front a deep heavy boom, following a strange rushing sound, evidently from the summit of the volcano -- the huge safety-valve from which the pent-up forces of the earth escaped to the open air.

    Fire Island Being the Adventures of Uncertain Naturalists in an Unknown Track

  • The poem pokes fun at seminars, critics and publishers, but it is a different thing for the poet: while actually you are learning to walk with it, to lie against it, our earth-tremor, your vibrato turning you slowly into song.


  • The dead miners, aged 39 and 46, were the first earth-tremor victims in OKD's mines this year, he said.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Daden’s web integration technology then allows data from a variety of web and real-world sources to be plotted on the map – ranging from BBC news feeds and US Geological Survey (USGS) earth-tremor data to GPS data and the real-time location of aircraft flying over Los Angeles Airport.

    UK’s Daden showcases use of Second Life « pwcom 2.0


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