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Shakes

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No great shakes. Nothing extraordinary; no such mighty bargain. The reference is to shingle for the roof of shanties, or to stubble left after harvest for the poor.

“The cabin itself is quite like that of the modern settlers, but the shingles, called shakes, … make the wood roof unique.”—Harper’s Weekly, July 18th, 1891, p. 534.

Iʹll do it in a brace of shakes—instantly, as soon as you can shake twice the dice-box.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Shatton (Sir Piercie)
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Shah-pour
Shahzada
Shakedown
Shakers
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Shakespeare
Shaking Hands
Shaky
Shallow
Shalott (Lady of)
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Shan Van Voght
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