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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthquake  \Earth"quake`\,  n. 
  A  shaking,  trembling,  or  concussion  of  the  earth,  due  to 
  subterranean  causes,  often  accompanied  by  a  rumbling  noise. 
  The  wave  of  shock  sometimes  traverses  half  a  hemisphere, 
  destroying  cities  and  many  thousand  lives;  --  called  also 
  {earthdin},  {earthquave},  and  {earthshock}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Earthquake  \Earth"quake`\,  a. 
  Like  or  characteristic  of  an  earthquake;  loud;  starling. 
 
  The  earthquake  voice  of  victory.  --Byron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  earthquake 
  n  :  shaking  and  vibration  at  the  surface  of  the  earth  resulting 
  from  underground  movement  along  a  fault  plane  of  from 
  volcanic  activity  [syn:  {quake},  {temblor},  {seism}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  earthquake  n.  [IBM]  The  ultimate  real-world  shock  test  for 
  computer  hardware.  Hackish  sources  at  IBM  deny  the  rumor  that  the  Bay 
  Area  quake  of  1989  was  initiated  by  the  company  to  test  quality-assurance 
  procedures  at  its  California  plants. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  earthquake 
 
  (IBM)  The  ultimate  real-world  shock  test  for  computer 
  hardware.  Hackish  sources  at  {IBM}  deny  the  rumor  that  the 
  San  Francisco  Bay  Area  quake  of  1989  was  initiated  by  the 
  company  to  test  quality-assurance  procedures  at  its  California 
  plants. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-04-22) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Earthquake 
  mentioned  among  the  extraordinary  phenomena  of  Palestine  (Ps. 
  18:7;  comp.  Hab.  3:6;  Nah.  1:5;  Isa.  5:25). 
 
  The  first  earthquake  in  Palestine  of  which  we  have  any  record 
  happened  in  the  reign  of  Ahab  (1  Kings  19:11,  12).  Another  took 
  place  in  the  days  of  Uzziah,  King  of  Judah  (Zech.  14:5).  The 
  most  memorable  earthquake  taking  place  in  New  Testament  times 
  happened  at  the  crucifixion  of  our  Lord  (Matt.  27:54).  An 
  earthquake  at  Philippi  shook  the  prison  in  which  Paul  and  Silas 
  were  imprisoned  (Act  16:26). 
 
  It  is  used  figuratively  as  a  token  of  the  presence  of  the  Lord 
  (Judg.  5:4;  2  Sam.  22:8;  Ps  77:18;  97:4;  104:32). 
 




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