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  1. plural of shaking
  2. (nautical) The sweepings from a ship's deck; the refuse of cordage, canvas, etc.


  • Lewis Randolph Hamersly, A naval encyclopædia.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for shakings”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)