Definition of Shook

1. Noun. A disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment.

Generic synonyms: Barrel, Cask



Definition of Shook

1. n. A set of staves and headings sufficient in number for one hogshead, cask, barrel, or the like, trimmed, and bound together in compact form.

2. v. t. To pack, as staves, in a shook.

Definition of Shook

1. Noun. A set of pieces for making a cask or box, usually wood. ¹

2. Verb. (simple past of shake) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shook

1. a set of parts for assembling a barrel or packing [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shook

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shooing
shook (current term)
shook-up
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Literary usage of Shook

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"High o'er my head with threatening hand The spectre shook his naked brand, — Yet did the worst remain: My dazzled eyes I upward cast, — Not opening hell ..."

2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1839)
"Crimson with fury, Oliver started up, overthrew chair and table, seized Noah by the throat, shook him in the violence of his rage till his teeth chattered ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"he was a strong man then — seized Pym's arm, and shook him. ... Jack, loyal, honest-hearted Jack, shook hands with everybody, giving a double shake to ..."

4. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"The summits of the piny forest shook. But Sleep, ere Zeus espied, ensconced him there, Perch'd on a lofty fir ..."

5. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"DIDN'T shook HIS MOTHER. I think you're a square man, pard. I like you, and I'll lick any man that don't. I'll lick him till he can't tell himself from a ..."

6. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"... holding it so long till the tongs burnt through the purse, and then he shook the money out into the pail of water, so he carried it in. ..."

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