- 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.
Origin of wind shake
First recorded in 1535–45
Also called cup shake.
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It will furnish a perfectly clear plank, without knot or wind-shake, for the next Republican platform.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)
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- a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk
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