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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
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

shake

[shāk]
(materials)
Separation between adjoining layers of wood, due to causes other than drying.
A thick hand-cut shingle.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We started with the birth certificates, but the certificates the family had were only half certificates," said Shaky, speaking at a signing of his album at HMV in Cardiff.
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He had to hold on to it and he became a little bit shaky." She added the former Sunderland AFC winger told his partner: "Well, she said she was 16."
Though intellectual historians have often noted the role patrons played in development of social research, Shaky Foundations offers a definitive and compelling account of how a new informal patronage system helped shape the intellectual and political commitments of the disciplines.
Since the Arab Spring overthrow of its long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been torn apart by warring factions vying for control of a shaky interim government.
A QUARTER of children have such a shaky knowledge of fish that they think haddock is the name of a Premier League footballer, research by Asda reveals.
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