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  • adj. Inclined to quake; tremulous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaky, or tremulous; quaking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by or prone to quaking; shaky: as, a quaky bog.


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  • And I don't know whether you remember, Steve, but my voice was a little quaky and a little nervous when I thought, gosh, our barge, which was an open-sided barge, seemed a little low in the water.

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  • "Because it's a machine and because it says the same thing ov'r and over," Rose said in a quaky voice.


  • This may shape up to be a contest between an upcoming progressive and a quaky relic from the old Dem machine which sold out progressive values to try to control how the pipeline contract benefits were parceled out in the mid-70s to mid-80s.

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  • Meanwhile, quaky venture capitalists called other pet-preneurs into the conference room to prove that they could survive in an Amazon-dominated space.

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  • Accompanied by often quaky narration by real police, "Top Cops" and "Secret Service" re-create two or three true tales of police bravery or masterly detective work in one 60-minute episode.

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  • I had no idea how Josh was going to treat me in front of his parents, so I was feeling quaky and nervous as I approached.


  • A terricolous vively-onview this; queer and it continues to be quaky.

    Finnegans Wake

  • The definitive Don Knotts comedy casts the quaky comedian as yet another character who must spend the night in a haunted house -- namely Luther Heggs, a typesetter who dreams of having his byline on page 1 and accepts the challenge of bunking down in The Old Simmons Place on the 25th anniversary of the slaying that made it infamous.

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  • Many churches were there, and tall half-baked-looking public edifices, that had a dry, uncomfortable, earth-quaky look, to my idea.

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  • You climbed a fence out of the woods and the trail was hard in the sun across the field with cropped grass and sheep sorrel and mullen growing and to the left the quaky bog of the creek bottom where the killdeer plover fed.

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