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King James Dictionary
EARTH'QUAKE, n. A shaking, trembling or concussion of the earth sometimes a slight tremor at other times a violent shaking or convulsion at other times a rocking or heaving of the earth. Earthquakes are usually preceded by a rattling sound in the air, or by a subterraneous rumbling noise. Hence the name, earthdin, formerly given to an earthquake.
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Entry for 'Earthquake'. King James Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/kjd/e/earthquake.html.