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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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She awoke, unaware of looks, smiles and shaking heads, The whiteness, the familiar smells, the lined chairs, the Hopelessness; She knew not where she had been, nor where it was, only That, she had been shown it for a reason, It was a privilege known to few - she chose not to reason why, She could only wait patiently for when.
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.
Roundly regarded as a more than accomplished slide guitarist of whom Acoustic Guitar once reported that he "left behind a trail of guitarists with wide eyes, shaking heads and jaws bruised from hitting the floor", his lyrics also demand attention as being integral to his musical vision.
THE cynics have already been shaking heads at the proposal by Bray Wanderers which could revitalise what many believe is the failed Premier Division set-up in the National League.
Cue husband and children guffawing loudly while shaking heads and rolling eyes.
But, truly, the spreading ballet of flapping arms, bouncing shoulders, outstretched palms and shaking heads, which had caused the impatient Frenchman to express his dismay in English, was possible.
In the studio, gasps and shaking heads were followed by a mortifying silence.
Taking in the disconsolate groans and shaking heads of the class he added quickly: "Oh and Felicity Kendal is playing Desdemona." Since she had just been announced as 1981's rear of the year, he was almost crushed to death in the stampede for tickets
Shaking heads vigorously or making a face of disgust at tribunal members is not advised.
Thebowedand shaking heads of my team-mates told me I had to win the last hole to secure victory.
The shaking heads, frowns and heavy sighs that afflicted Newport's fans, players and coaches in the wake of Glasgow's stunning comeback could not excuse one simple fact - the Black and Ambers blew it.