Shakier
Shaky Shak"y, a. [Compar. {Shakier}; superl. {Shakiest}.] 1. Shaking or trembling; as, a shaky spot in a marsh; a shaky hand. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

2. Full of shakes or cracks; cracked; as, shaky timber. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

3. Easily shaken; tottering; unsound; as, a shaky constitution; shaky business credit. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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