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shaking

[shey-king] /ˈʃeɪ kɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act of a person or thing that shakes.
2.
ague, with or without chill and fever.
3.
shakings, Nautical. waste rope, canvas, etc.
Origin of shaking
1175-1225
Middle English word dating back to 1175-1225; See origin at shake, -ing1
Related forms
shakingly, adverb
unshaking, adjective
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  • He pointed with unshaking finger to the opening in the wall.

    The Traitors E. Phillips (Edward Phillips) Oppenheim
  • He could see again his fingers, bloody, but unshaking, handing the old doctor a needle and silk cord.

    The Doctor Ralph Connor
  • Robert took the pistol in an unshaking hand and conveyed himself quietly from the room.

    The Gay Adventure Richard Bird
Word Origin and History for unshaking

shaking

n.

late 14c., verbal noun from shake (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for unshaking

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what's shaking

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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