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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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Researcher Dr Chris Bevan, of the University of Bath's Department of Psychology, said: "This experiment highlights just how important the symbolic ritual of shaking hands is upon the way people come to judge others as being trustworthy and willing to cooperate.
People waiting on the pavements on Sunday gave Mr Bush a rapturous welcome, shaking hands with him, grabbing him by the arms and wrists, reaching out to embrace him and even ruffling his hair.
I have had one experience on not shaking hands but I will keep that to myself.
Instructed to be mute, the group mingles shaking hands with those they meet.
4) Have I, in the Past Y-1 sent to publications photos of people shaking hands and receiving awards when those publications would never print such photos?
A photo of Jimmie Johnson, OSRAM SYLVANIA, shaking hands with Jimmie Johnson, #48 and driver for Lowe's, is Available On Business Wire's Web Site and AP PhotoExpress.
Erdoy-an got on the stage with Barzani and greeted the huge crowd together by shaking hands.
There are difficulties - Sinn Fein is a republican party, it's a party that has no votes to garner as a result of Martin McGuinness shaking hands with the Queen.
Dr Ian McCurdie said shaking hands too often could hamper an athletes' chances of performing at their best if they picked up a bug.
A leading scientist has claimed shaking hands could spread infectious diseases like flu.
Several other people were also shaking hands with him.
30pm CARLOANCELOTTI is a firm believer in the practice of shaking hands with opposing managers - and will do so after today's game against Mark Hughes' Manchester City.