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  • n. Plural form of jerking.


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  • Her left arm had developed involuntary jerkings and twitchings.


  • He still kept his teeth together, but severe muscular contractions attacked his body, strange twitchings and jerkings, till he was all a-quiver and writhing in silent torment.


  • Raymond is a witness what nervous jerkings I have in my legs.

    Great Expectations

  • Chokings and nervous jerkings, however, are nothing new to me when I think with anxiety of those I love.

    Great Expectations

  • Its movements were simply the random jerkings of muscle tissue stimulated by electricity ... and yet ...

    Death Stalks The Ruins

  • And then, lost in his thoughts and recollections, he sat, regardless of a peculiar noise on the outer wall of the convent, of the jerkings of a rope hitched on to a bar of his window, and of grating steel as it cut through iron, which ought at once to have attracted the attention of a less absorbed man.

    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

  • I moved my arms, slowly, imitating their undulations, their jerkings.

    Trumps of Doom

  • He was doing his best to answer to his name, and at least his limited jerkings and muted grunts made it plain that he was alive.

    St. Peter's Fair

  • At once, all the tremblings and jerkings inside him ceased.

    The Battle of Forever

  • As it was the search consisted of a series of jittery probings and jerkings of the beam and I'd time to take a long smooth step backwards.

    Fear is the Key


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