Definition of Shakings

1. n. pl. Deck sweepings, refuse of cordage, canvas, etc.



Definition of Shakings

1. Noun. (plural of shaking) ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) The sweepings from a ship's deck; the refuse of cordage, canvas, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shakings

1. shaking [n] - See also: shaking

Lexicographical Neighbors of Shakings

shaketh
shakeup
shakeups
shakey
shakhovite
shakier
shakiest
shakily
shakiness
shakinesses
shaking
shaking one's head
shaking out
shaking palsy
shaking up
shakings (current term)
shako
shakoes
shakos
shakt
shaku
shakudo
shakudos
shakuhachi
shakuhachis
shaky
shakycam
shalbe
shalder
shalders

Literary usage of Shakings

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

1. The Analyst (1887)
"The two liquids separated completely, and each three shakings were •worked up together. After evaporating the ether and the small amount of ammonia present, ..."

2. The Physics of Earthquake Phenomena by Cargill Gilston Knott (1908)
"CHAPTER XI UNFELT shakings OF EARTH Minute Movements. Daily Oscillations of the Plumb. von Rebeur Paschwitz. Milne's Theory. Pulsations. ..."

3. Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New by Conrad Malte-Brun (1824)
"The sea often, but not always, shares in the convulsions shakings of of the earth. In 1755, the waters of the Tagus rose sud- tbe sea' denly to 30 feet ..."

4. Mutterings and Musings of an Invalid by Frederic Townsend (1851)
"culty of breathing, yes, all sorts of shakings, shiver- ings, shudderings, and nasty inexplicable sensation? ..."

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