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shake

1. an instance of shaking dice before casting
2. Music another word for trill
3. a dance, popular in the 1960s, in which the body is shaken convulsively in time to the beat
4. an informal name for earthquake

Shake

 

a modern ballroom dance of British origin. Improvised, with characteristic movements of the shoulders and body, the dance is in 4/4 time, with a tempo ranging from moderate to moderately fast.

shake

[shāk]
(materials)
Separation between adjoining layers of wood, due to causes other than drying.
A thick hand-cut shingle.

shake

A thick wood shingle, usually formed either by hand-splitting a short log into tapered radial sections or by sawing; usually attached in overlapping rows on wood sheathing, 1 as a covering for a roof or wall.
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Those few words paint a vivid domestic picture of raised eyebrows and shaking heads.
You know you're in a groove when your title alone gets people rolling eyes, shaking heads and cracking grins all at the same time.
Now, maybe Edward is, amid the array of initials and leading questions and picking up on cues like shaking heads and quivering lips and gasps of delight and surprise, actually communicating with the dead.
The Derby directors must have been shaking heads, just days after announcing that they were ready to open negotiations with Burley over extending the 18-months he has remaining on his existing deal.
It's amazing how soulless Blue make soul, no matter how many clenched fists, shaking heads and tortured, lovelorn looks.
And the great and good shaking heads and saying what good fellows everyone is and that there is no case to answer.
Your mother was crying; the guests were shaking heads and whispering.
It is also pure dance: gestural, as in the shaking heads that so nicely mirror the music's tinkling scales, and dramatic, as in the shifting dynamics that come with unconventional partnerships.
Cue husband and children guffawing loudly while shaking heads and rolling eyes.
While chatting to the Belgian press, Moyes' assertion that Fellaini "will get forward and do an all-round good midfield job" was met with shaking heads, the player's countrymen politely explaining that he was just, in fact, an anchorman.
Would not just beat hitters, but leave them frustrated, shaking heads as they walked away helplessly from the batters box.