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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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WE'RE more accustomed to seeing Amanda Holden wearing daring outfits and shimmying up the red carpet.
The brothers Cuaron catch peripheral glimpses of Julio and Tenoch's world that the boys are either too stoned or too spoiled to take in: peasants being harassed by police at the roadsides, the president's chauffeurs scarfing snacks in parking lots, elderly cafe workers shimmying in a hot kitchen.
No Prohibitionera shimmying jazz babies; no hard-driving rap or competition dancers.
The Importance of Wearing Clothes, 1996, parodies pattern painting with allover shots of brightly colored, shimmying plaids.
And if you want a future shimmying down the catwalk, then you have to learn to leave your curtains at home rather than wearing them as trousers.
In the old days, anyone she thought was of the H persuasion got a rolled eye and shimmying wrist when his name popped up in conversation.
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.
Shimmying her way around the dance floor at Valentino's after-party our newest West End star didn't have to look too far for willing partners.