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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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National Child Protection Council Chairman, Pastor Gil Maycock, said Shaken Baby Syndrome hits home because many Bahamians have a propensity to shake their babies many times in fun without realizing the major negative impacts that violently shaking their babies can have on a childs early development or lack thereof.
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It was a weird experience - the house was shaking and I could not work out what was going on.
"Some things like handshakes are now seen as tradition and not religion." Youth views on hand shaking In the opinion of some Yemeni youth, hand shaking is just a sign of respect.
Shaking was felt at the White House and all over the east coast, as far south as North Carolina.
"It really felt like the ground was shaking," Officer Ward said.
According to SBP co-ordinator and nurse Kati Knuuttila, the main goats are to change the knowledge and attitudes of family caregivers about infant crying; to change the behaviour of family caregivers in response to crying; to provide information on the dangers of shaking a baby; and to incorporate the programme into the standard practice of health professionals.
Shiryan said that Ayalon then requested that Faysal shake hands with him, and Faysal responded saying, "You are the one who should come to me and shake my hand." The columnist said that Faysal should not feel bad about shaking the hands of Israeli leaders at such occasions as international conferences, as such a refusal would give the international community a positive image of Israel at the expense of Saudi Arabia.
Once the iPhone owner finishes shaking the device, the onscreen baby is depicted with large red X's over its eyesBaby game criticisedA GAME for the Apple iPhone in which users had to shake a baby to make it quiet was dropped after outraged complaints from US child welfare groups.
Sue Weall, 53, of Marton, Middlesbrough, said: "My bed was shaking from end to end.
The researchers installed hundreds of sensors in the home, including 75 sensors to monitor the accelerations caused by the shaking and 125 to measure how far various parts of the structure moved back and forth.
Strong shaking for that surprisingly long interval would threaten many of the city's aging landmarks.