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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shaky  \Shak"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Shakier};  superl.  {Shakiest}.] 
  1.  Shaking  or  trembling;  as  a  shaky  spot  in  a  marsh;  a  shaky 
  hand.  --Thackeray. 
  2.  Full  of  shakes  or  cracks;  cracked;  as  shaky  timber. 
  3.  Easily  shaken;  tottering;  unsound;  as  a  shaky 
  constitution;  shaky  business  credit.  [Colloq.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  inclined  to  shake  as  from  weakness  or  defect;  "a  rickety 
  table";  "a  wobbly  chair  with  shaky  legs";  "the  ladder 
  felt  a  little  wobbly";  "the  bridge  still  stands  though 
  one  of  the  arches  is  wonky"  [syn:  {rickety},  {wobbly}, 
  2:  vibrating  slightly  and  irregularly;  as  e.g.  with  fear  or 
  cold  or  like  the  leaves  of  an  aspen  in  a  breeze;  "a 
  quaking  bog";  "the  quaking  child  asked  for  more"; 
  "quivering  leaves  of  a  poplar  tree";  "with  shaking  knees"; 
  "seemed  shaky  on  her  feet";  "sparkling  light  from  the 
  shivering  crystals  of  the  chandelier";  "trembling  hands" 
  [syn:  {quaking},  {quivering},  {shaking},  {shivering},  {trembling}] 
  3:  not  secure;  beset  with  difficulties;  "a  shaky  marriage" 
  [syn:  {precarious}] 

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