Wood-shook

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wood-shook the pekan, fisher, or Pennant's marten—also Black-cat and Black-fox
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. wudu; cog. with Ice. vidhr, wood; akin to Ir. fiodh, timber.

Usage

In literature:

For a good hour to come frequent reports shook the island, and balls kept crashing through the woods.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Harvester shook the black woods soil from the yellow roots, and held up the plant.
"The Harvester" by Gene Stratton Porter
Then an explosion shook the woods.
"Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up" by Clarence Edward Mulford
The mat before the doorway shook, and a slim brown hand, slipped between the wood and the woven grass, beckoned to us.
"To Have and To Hold" by Mary Johnston
He shook his head; he sat down in despair; he ran round in a circle; he dashed into the woods and back again.
"Being a Boy" by Charles Dudley Warner
But a dull, dogged persistence was in Joe Woods's eyes as again he shook his head and charged.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
The firs in the wood shook their heads in disapproval at such a strange attire.
"Legends of the Rhine" by Wilhelm Ruland
As I was struggling out of the pine wood my hair fell all about me, and I shook my head to throw it forward.
"Marie Claire" by Marguerite Audoux
He shook his fist at them savagely, then disappeared like a flash into the woods.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
Presently he stood up, shook himself and started off at a fair gait through the woods.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
For a good hour to come frequent reports shook the island, and balls kept crashing through the woods.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
For a good hour to come frequent reports shook the island, and balls kept crashing through the woods.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
He tore howling through the wood and shook the branches till they creaked and broke.
"The Old Willow Tree and Other Stories" by Carl Ewald
The boar which had run away into the wood changed himself into a very old fakir, who shook from old age.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
He would have added a stick of wood from a near-by pile, but the master of the house laughed and shook his head.
"Dorothy on a House Boat" by Evelyn Raymond
Instantly a horrible roar shook the woods.
"Red Nails" by Robert E. Howard
Her heart was beating so that it shook her lips against the wood.
"Shadows of Flames" by Amelie Rives
He shook himself now, threw fresh wood upon the fire, and fixed his dark eyes thoughtfully upon it.
"Four Phases of Love" by Paul Heyse
Woods shook his head.
"A Sovereign Remedy" by Flora Annie Steel
He went howling through the wood, and shook the branches till they creaked and cracked.
"The Queen Bee and Other Nature Stories" by Carl Ewald
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In poetry:

The voice of thunder shook the wood,
As ceased the more than mortal vell;
And, spattering foul, a shower of blood
Upon the hissing firebrands fell.
"Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach" by Sir Walter Scott
I saw it fall, as falls a chief
By an arrow in the fight,
And the old woods shook, to their loftiest leaf,
At the crashing of its might!
And the startled deer to their coverts flew,
And the spray of the lake as a fountain's flew!
"The Vassal's Lament For The Fallen Tree" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
But for this prayer thou wilt not bind in Hell
My soul, that shook with love for Fame and Truth—
In Such unquenched desires consumed his youth—
Let me turn dust, like dead leaves in the Fall,
Or wood that lights an hour your knightly hall—
"The Alchemist's Petition" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

Tiger Woods met with Steve Williams and the two shook hands.
No doubt you shook your head when you heard that Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, tore down a $12 million waterfront mansion that she had bought in North Palm Beach, Fla.
Board will reorganize tonight at 7 p.m. Redistricting that shook up his mix of constituents and enticed a challenger spelled the end of a long career on the School Committee this week for Earl Wood.
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