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)
Robert G. Ingersoll
a crack between the annual rings in wood: caused by strong winds bending the tree trunk
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