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Shakedown   Listen
noun
Shakedown  n.  A temporary substitute for a bed, as one made on the floor or on chairs; perhaps originally from the shaking down of straw for this purpose.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Shakedown" Quotes from Famous Books



... said Dan. "I'm hoping me and my friends are not putting ye out in any ways, but just a shakedown o' breckans is all we're asking, and ...
— The McBrides - A Romance of Arran • John Sillars

... and equally fitly, rifles were stuck up in the corners. Seven men, smoking, were lying about on the floor, a sick man lay on the couch, and a middle-aged lady sat at the table writing. I went out again and asked Evans if he could take me in, expecting nothing better than a shakedown; but, to my joy, he told me he could give me a cabin to myself, two minutes' walk from his own. So in this glorious upper world, with the mountain pines behind and the clear lake in front, in the "blue hollow at the foot of Long's Peak," at a height of 7,500 feet, where ...
— A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains • Isabella L. Bird



Words linked to "Shakedown" :   extortion, adjustment, lingo, accommodation, vernacular, slang, hunt, jargon



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