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wind shake

[wind] /wɪnd/
Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree.
such flaws collectively.
Also called cup shake.
Origin of wind shake
First recorded in 1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He stood for a while by the window watching the rain splash against it and the wind shake the trees as if it meant to uproot them.

    Our Little Roumanian Cousin Clara Vostrovsky Winlow
British Dictionary definitions for wind shake

wind shake

a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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