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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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The old man shakes his head with sharp sly triumph.
The trooper shakes his head, and leaning forward with his right elbow on his right knee and his pipe supported in that hand, while his other hand, resting on his left leg, squares his left elbow in a martial manner, continues to smoke.
That houri, appearing, shakes him up in the usual manner and is charged by the old gentleman to remain near him.
George, who has been looking first at one of them and then at the other, as if he were demented, takes his venerable acquaintance by the throat on receiving this request, and dragging him upright in his chalr as easily as if he were a doll, appears in two minds whether or no to shake all future power of cushioning out of him and shake him into his grave.
You must be very careful, however, to make my bed in the right way, for I wish you always to shake it thoroughly, so that the feathers fly about; then they say, down there in the world, that it is snowing; for I am Mother Holle.
Shake me, shake me, I pray; my apples, one and all, are ripe,' it cried.
Worse still, she neglected to make the old woman's bed properly, and forgot to shake it so that the feathers might fly about.
Of late, eternal Condor years So shake the very Heaven on high With tumult as they thunder by, I have no time for idle cares Through gazing on the unquiet sky.
Well, I don't know, I don't know," moaned Nancy, with a shake of her head as she turned away.
We have hardly had time to shake hands, Barbara,' says Kit.
For Jerry knew there was neither anger nor danger in the roughness of the shake, and that it was play of the sort that he and Michael had indulged in.
As the shake grew rougher, Jerry emitted his most ferocious growl, which grew more ferocious with the increasing violence of the shaking.
Then there were more outcries and threatening, until at last Jurgis had a vision of a pair of elephantine legs disappearing through the trap door, and felt the house shake as Madame Haupt started to walk.
At such times he would shake off sleep and creep through the chill to the flap of the tent, where he would stand and listen to the sound of his master's breathing.
He did not playfully shake him, as was his wont, or murmur soft love curses; but he whispered in his ear.