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shimmying

A tendency of the tail- or nose-wheel assembly to oscillate violently and rapidly from side to side while taking off, landing, or taxiing. Friction dampers (also called shimmy dampers normally are provided to prevent shimmying.
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Whether tackling a social issue such as homelessness, as in Women in the Streets, or creating a sense of community, as with the shimmying dance hall regulars of A Duke for the 90s, Washington creates compelling, identifiable characters that only rarely slide to the brink of caricature.
Bozeman got into the lane at will, Kapono had no trouble getting open shots from the perimeter or shimmying his way inside, and Hollins was a force on the boards.
At the December installment, the crowd surged to the front of the stage for the dance competition, cheering for their favorite shimmying, high-kicking, locking, and popping contestants.
The woman who introduced belly dancing to HBO's ``Sex and the City'' and to Crunch Fitness in Los Angeles is now shimmying her way to retail shelves with ``Introduction to Bellydance'' and ``Warrior Goddess: Advanced Bellydance'' (GoddessLife, video and DVD formats; $19.
In "Le Jazz Hot," she's a mysterious lady who keeps appearing and disappearing atop an upright neon piano while choreographer Rob Marshall and dance arranger David Krane set scores of dancers to shimmying and shaking.
Boot stomping and torso shimmying is expertly executed by an ensemble whose members - and we're talking both sexes here - don't all possess bodies by Fosse.
Running to the door, welcoming their loved ones home, little bodies shimmying and shaking.
17, 2000: ``The Night They Raided Minsky's'' - Co-conceived by Evan Hunter and director Mike Ockrent, with music by Charles Strouse (``Bye Bye Birdie,'' ``Annie'') and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (``Jelly's Last Jam''), this new musical takes place in roaring '20s New York City, where Bill Minsky's Burlesque dished up racy music, zany comics and shimmying chorus girls.