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shakes

n. the delirium tremens. I got the shakes again. That’s what I get for putting soda water in my whiskey.
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Then in the very bright spots she keeps still, and in the very shady spots she just takes hold of the bars and shakes them hard.
The faint figure behind seemed to shake the pattern, just as if she wanted to get out.
As soon as it was moonlight and that poor thing began to crawl and shake the pattern, I got up and ran to help her.
Then the tears begin to come into her eyes; and as she is ashamed to wipe them away, and ashamed to let them run down her cheeks, she turns and shakes her head a little, and then flushes red when she sees that Jurgis is watching her.
His body shakes and throbs like a runaway steam engine, and the ear cannot follow the flying showers of notes--there is a pale blue mist where you look to see his bowing arm.
Then it came on straight toward the Viceroy and the Amir, and as it got nearer the ground began to shake, like the deck of a steamer when the engines are going fast.
We grew up, and with our growth grew the love between us, so that the father of Luscinda felt bound for propriety's sake to refuse me admission to his house, in this perhaps imitating the parents of that Thisbe so celebrated by the poets, and this refusal but added love to love and flame to flame; for though they enforced silence upon our tongues they could not impose it upon our pens, which can make known the heart's secrets to a loved one more freely than tongues; for many a time the presence of the object of love shakes the firmest will and strikes dumb the boldest tongue.
With their going it seemed as if some evil presence had departed, for the dogs frisked about and barked merrily as they made sudden darts at their prostrate foes, and turned them over and over and tossed them in the air with vicious shakes.
The old man generally shakes hands and has a little chat with me; but to-night, he nodded,--as if to say, 'Charge my toll,' and jogged on; for wherever he goes, he must always be at home by eight o'clock.
Time itself, that shakes all the thrones, is on the side of that king.
Ah, sir, but when he comes to church, he sits an' shakes his head, an' looks as sour an' as coxy when we're a-singin' as I should like to fetch him a rap across the jowl--God forgi'e me-- an' Mrs.
John has a true eye for a single fire, and, some how, my hand shakes so whenever I have to do anything extrawnary, that I often lose my aim.
But see,” he said, raising his voice from the low, mournful tones in which he had spoken to a pitch of keen excitement, and stretching forth both hands, “they shake like a deer at the wolf’s howl.
Just to have a roof over her until I find a room in the village where we can shake down.
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