Shakings

Shak´ings


n. pl.1.(Naut.) Deck sweepings, refuse of cordage, canvas, etc.
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The Giant's dwelling, indeed, was right under the Palace, and the terrible shakings must have been caused by him in his death-throes.
If the old gentleman remonstrated by shaking the reins, the pony replied by shaking his head.
The Red Queen made no resistance whatever; only her face grew very small, and her eyes got large and green: and still, as Alice went on shaking her, she kept on growing shorter--and fatter--and softer--and rounder--and--
His master one day, pretending to be angry and shaking his stick at him, said, "You wretched little sluggard
A MEMBER of the Kansas Legislature meeting a Cake of Soap was passing it by without recognition, but the Cake of Soap insisted on stopping and shaking hands.
But Athena sprang quickly from the immortal head and stood before Zeus who holds the aegis, shaking a sharp spear: great Olympus began to reel horribly at the might of the bright-eyed goddess, and earth round about cried fearfully, and the sea was moved and tossed with dark waves, while foam burst forth suddenly: the bright Son of Hyperion stopped his swift-footed horses a long while, until the maiden Pallas Athene had stripped the heavenly armour from her immortal shoulders.
exclaimed Ned, shaking his poncho and getting rid of some of the water that had settled on it.
It is not them, it is the boys; boys," said he, shaking his mane, "are quite different; they must be broken in as we were broken in when we were colts, and just be taught what's what.
The Rangoon reefed all her sails, and even the rigging proved too much, whistling and shaking amid the squall.
The dog rushed forth from a niche in the wall, shaking his heavy chain, and sniffing all round Cornelius in order so much the better to recognise him in case he should be ordered to pounce upon him.
More than once Dickon paused in what he was doing and stood still with a sort of growing wonder in his eyes, shaking his head softly.
To which she only replies, shaking her head at the prostrate figure more amazedly than angrily, "Oh, you Jo, you Jo.