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body shake

A thorough or intensive search of one's person, especially for weaponry or prohibited substances. The bouncer is giving everyone a body shake to make sure no one smuggles booze or drugs into the concert. The officer gave me a body shake even through I told him I didn't have a gun on me.
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body shake

n. a shakedown of the body; a skin-search. (see also shakedown.) They give everybody who passes through these doors a body shake.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
When he is in so much pain his little body shakes uncontrollably."
Babies born to moms taking opioids are at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), which includes symptoms such as body shakes, excessive crying, fever, diarrhea and breathing problems that are caused when the baby goes through withdrawal.
I smile and my body shakes. No sooner has the light covered me than my visitor dashingly kisses my forehead and hands while thanking God gratefully.
To visit this Count Dracula Tis said a devil best left alone Thunder rolls and lightning flashes The night is rent with cries I stare hard at my coachman Oh God how red his eyes Dank mist swirls all around us Terror grips me, my body shakes Hark the howling of the wolves What fearful music they make Now the full moon so silently Breaks through the fleeting clouds Grey shapes close in around me Lost souls wrapped tight in shrouds Tomorrow is All Saints Day Tonight All Hallow's Eve Lord preserve us all tonight All who in you believe Oh God the saviour of all souls Please hear my prayer I gasp Deliver me from all evil Here in this dreadful Borgo Pass George Flannery, via email
He also suffered black eyes and bruising in the seizures, which ranged from mild jerks to full body shakes.
He said he would also appeal a decision by the Ministry of Defence to reject claims for hearing loss in one ear, for MRSA, for groin injuries and for body shakes and lower back pain.
I had a high temperature, body shakes then sickness."
During each trial period we recorded two primary courtship behaviors: leg raises and body shakes (see Montgomery 1903 and Kaston 1936 for a complete description of P.
My husband's whole body shakes with laughter whenever he thinks about it.
She also dances the famous Xhosa ``shaking'' dance where the entire body shakes and shivers to rhythmic music.
("My body shakes. /I tell myself that I will not die on this bright day.")
His head drops, he loses control of his front legs and his body shakes all over.
Your body shakes. It is changing that moving energy into heat!