from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Shaken by the wind

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Driven or agitated by the wind; tottering or trembling in the wind.
  • Impaired by the action of the wind: as, wind-shaken timber.


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  • All is lovable — from crescentric sandpit — coaxing and consenting to the virile moods of the sea, harmonious with wind-shaken casuarinas, tinkling with the cries of excitable tern — to the stolid grey walls and blocks of granite which have for unrecorded centuries shouldered off the white surges of the Pacific.

    My Tropic Isle

  • Yet how bored they both looked, and how wearily Ethel regarded Jim sometimes, as if she wondered why she had trained the vines of her affection on such a wind-shaken poplar.

    Flappers and Philosophers

  • He rarely saw them apart, and as both had black tangled hair and bright black eyes; as one awoke every morning with a happy smile and the other with a jolly bark; as they played all day like wind-shaken shadows and each won every heart at first sight -- the likeness was really rather curious.

    Short Stories for English Courses

  • The wind-shaken paper utterly dissipated the pony's corn-fed complacency.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • The sun-browned features and the wind-shaken locks, the motionless face and silent lips, made a touching appeal to the passers-by as they filed through the gateway.

    Sketches of the Covenanters

  • We tried to keep warm, and watched the first star come out from a knoll; at last took refuge in our wind-shaken tent, unpacked, and sat ourselves down with outstretched legs, wrapped in a medley of garments, round the little camp-table, lit by the flicker of two candle-lanterns, the flaps of the tents snugly fastened together from within, awaiting Mohammed's first culinary effort.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • For the Holy Ghost is sent into our hearts, not to excite us to a compliance with our old and wind-shaken excellencies that came into the world with us, but to write new laws in our hearts, even the law of faith, the word of faith and of grace, and the doctrine of remission of sins through the blood of the Lamb of God, that holiness might flow from thence.

    The Riches of Bunyan

  • Therefore, neither confide in nor depend upon a wind-shaken reed, for "all flesh is grass" [13] and all its glory, like the flower of grass, will fade away.

    The Imitation of Christ

  • The worthy fellow is our general: he is the rock, the oak not to be wind-shaken.

    Act V. Scene II. Coriolanus

  • A flickering sunlight fell upon the wind-shaken lilac trees in the square enclosure.

    The Illustrious Prince


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