wind shake


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wind shake

 (wĭnd)
n.
A crack or separation between growth rings in timber, attributed to the straining of tree trunks in high winds.

wind shake

(wɪnd)
n
1. (Forestry) a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk

wind′ shake`

(wɪnd)
n.
a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree.
[1535–45]
References in classic literature ?
Because of its attraction to the earth, because its stalk withers, because it is dried by the sun, because it grows heavier, because the wind shakes it, or because the boy standing below wants to eat it?
It must be near morning, for the wind shakes the fir-apples down.
Just listen to one stanza of the song entitled "We Sing": "When the rain pours down and the rivers flood the town, we sing/ When the wind shakes our doors and rattles our floor/ And the world seems to hang by a string, we sing.