earth tremor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n earth tremor a small earthquake
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Usage

In literature:

The earth tremors had almost died away, and after the panic and the storm, then comes the time for the spoiling.
"The Lost Continent" by C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne
The earth shook; a tremor ran through the Jasper B.; the glasses leaped and rang upon the table.
"The Cruise of the Jasper B." by Don Marquis
It was a great relief to Tom, to find that there was no danger from an earth tremor.
"Tom Swift Among The Diamond Makers" by Victor Appleton
On the night of April 23d the earth tremor returned with a slight shock, only sufficient to cause a temporary alarm.
"The San Francisco Calamity" by Various
The bridge was tremulous beneath me, and marked the tremor of the solid earth.
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
He could feel faint tremors in the earth from the shock of the arrested avalanche.
"The Hidden Places" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Then the sun struck, sending up earth tremors that knocked him from his feet.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
As before, the grumbling began with an earth tremor.
"The Saddle Boys of the Rockies" by James Carson
I felt no warning tremor of solid Earth beneath my feet.
"Explorers of the Dawn" by Mazo de la Roche
Oftentimes we hear of earth tremors with no apparent accompaniment.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
It was quite the largest mine that had been exploded along the front, and the tremor of the earth could only be compared to an earthquake.
"From the St. Lawrence to the Yser with the 1st Canadian brigade" by Frederic C. Curry
The last shock was subsiding in faint earth tremors.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Soon the earth-tremor betrayed us, and the thicket of "black sticks" became agitated.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully
On the 27th of September, 1538, the earth tremors seemed to concentrate themselves around the town of Pozzuoli.
"Naples Past and Present" by Arthur H. Norway
Almost with the last word uttered by his vindictive lips a tremor ran through the earth that brought to all a sickening sensation of fear.
"The Brownies and Prince Florimel" by Palmer Cox
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In poetry:

To each there came the passion and the fire,
The breadth of vision and the sudden light,
And for a moment on an earthly lyre
Quivered a tremor of the Infinite;
Yet to each poet of that deep-browed throng
’Twas but the shadow of Immortal Song.
"Altiora Peto" by George Essex Evans

In news:

I have been told that earth tremors can corrupt data on magnetic media.
A new study has found that spacequakes – tremors in the Earth's magnetosphere caused by plasma ejected from the sun – tend to pack a punch.
A tremor in the earth and the psyche.
Officials in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes are looking into residents' reports of earth tremors in the area this week.
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