• WordNet 3.6
    • n shaker a container in which something can be shaken
    • n Shaker a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world
    • n shaker a person who wields power and influence "a shaker of traditional beliefs","movers and shakers in the business world"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shaker A person or thing that shakes, or by means of which something is shaken.
    • Shaker (Zoöl) A variety of pigeon.
    • Shaker One of a religious sect who do not marry, popularly so called from the movements of the members in dancing, which forms a part of their worship.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n shaker One who or that which shakes.
    • n shaker Specifically, any mechanical contrivance for shaking: as, a carpet- shaker.
    • n shaker [capitalized] A member of a religious denomination founded in Manchester, Englancd, about the middle of the eighteenth century: so called, popularly, from the agitations or movements which form part of their ceremonial. Its members call themselves “the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing,” which they maintain took place in 1770 through Mother Ann Lee, their founder, and continued in those who embraced her testimony. They hold that God is male and female, and that he has given to man four revelations, through the patriarchs as the Great Spirit, through the law of Moses and the prophets as Jehovah, through Christ and the primitive disciples as the Father, and through Ann Lee and her successors as the Eternal Mother: the last is to be continuous. They practise oral confession, celibacy, and community of goods, and hold the doctrines of continence, non-resistance, and non-participation in any earthly government. They wear a peculiar dress, and engage chiefly in agriculture (especially the production of herbs) and the manufacture of simple articles, such as brooms and mats. Their principal settlement is at New Lebanon in New York, where they have been since about 1780.
    • n shaker The quaking-grass
    • n shaker A breed of domestic pigeons. See pigeon, 1 .
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Shaker one of a small communistic religious sect founded in Manchester about the middle of the 18th century, so nicknamed from a peculiar dance forming part of their religious service
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Mover and shaker - A person who is a mover and shaker is a highly respected, key figure in their particular area with a lot of influence and importance.
Movers and shakers - Dynamic, important people who can get things done quickly and are influential are the movers and shakers.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sceacan, scacan.


In literature:

I think likely the Shakers would take 'em.
"Timothy's Quest" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
That one in the shaker bonnet is Delia Guest.
"Gypsy's Cousin Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Annie donned a Shaker and I a broad hat.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
The rule of Benedict was not unlike that of the Shakers, for near every monastery was a nunnery.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
The Shakers regarded Ann Lee, their founder, as the female principle of God and greater than Christ.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
Why, I know of one thirsty soul who tries to work up a dinner appetite by rattlin' a handful of shingle nails in the old shaker.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
It's made out of iron and hinges and screws, And filled up with shakers, and dampers, and flues.
"The Peter Patter Book of Nursery Rhymes" by Leroy F. Jackson
I went out to see the Shakers at Niskayuna.
"Diary in America, Series One" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
We were that night at the village of Harvard, and the next morning walked three miles farther, to the Shaker village, where we breakfasted.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
So terribly the Shaker of the shores, That he pursues thee with such num'rous ills?
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
Do you get your shaker, and march home as quick as ever you can!
"Little Prudy" by Sophie May
This was an aged 'dead-beat' by the name of Cahoon, who occasionally joined the Shakers, and lived on the country generally.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
A lemonade shaker may be used for the blending.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
The men Shakers sat at one table, and the women Shakers at the other.
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
Borden borrowed this pan from nearby Shaker farmers who had used it for canning.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Rebecca paused before hanging up the soap-shaker.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
About 1774 a number of Shaker settlements were made in the lower Mohawk valley.
"The Greatest Highway in the World" by Anonymous
Save the soap chips and use a soap shaker.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
You're never out of a job if you're a steady shaker that can be relied on.
"The Long Day" by Dorothy Richardson
The interior had been quickly converted into a commodious residence, one not in the least of a Shaker type.
"Susanna and Sue" by Kate Douglas Wiggin

In poetry:

I, the lion-throated,
The shaker of mountains!
I, the invincible,
Lasher of oceans!
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
I, the invincible;
March, the earth-shaker;
March, the sea-lifter;
March, the sky-render;
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Tell what will bind thee,
Thou young world-shaker,
Up vault our oceans,
Down fall our forests.
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
O'er ten thousand thousand acres
Goes light the nimble zephyr,
The flowers, tiny feet of shakers,
Worship him ever.
"To Ellen, At The South" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nobody I know would like to be buried
with a silver cocktail-shaker,
a transistor radio and a strangled
daily help, or keep his word because
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
You'd ought to see her dimpled chin,
With one red freckle on it,
Her brown eyes glancing underneath
Her tilted shaker bonnet.
I vow, I often did desire,
They'd set the plaguey thing a-fire!
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Pet Connection is proudly sponsored on WGNA by the Shaker Veterinary Hospital.
Shaker Junior High School's Builder's Club needs your yams.
Take a walk every Saturday with some of your favorite KMIR6 news anchors and reporters and the Valley's movers and shakers.
Lonnie Timmons III, The Plain Dealer RTA is exploring an idea that supporters say could spur residential and commercial development in southeastern Cuyahoga County: establish an RTA bus/rapid transit line from Shaker Heights to North Randall.
Shaker Village preserves a utopian community.
In today's "Movers & Shakers," Betty Liu reports on Apple's upcoming iPhone launch.
Movers and shakers in Las Vegas and San Miguel County have known for years that one of the biggest obstacles to progress has been the community's divisions.
The month of May saw visitors increase at the Shaker Gallery.
Gregory Hickey is a junior at Shaker High School.
Shaker Village cooking demonstration reflects a love for innovation.
Models, movie stars and other movers and shakers in.
Tech movers and shakers walk Webby Awards red carpet, remember their first Internet experience.
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
The burden of leadership can be heavy, but local movers and shakers are getting an assist toward that vital role from the Omidyar Fellows program.
The Blue Water Chamber Orchestra will perform at 2 pm Dec 2 at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd.

In science:

Berichte aus der Mathematik, Verlag Shaker, Aachen, 1997.
Presenting generalized q-Schur algebras
In the reported experiments, a monochromatic excitation in the range of the shaker frequencies of f0 = 40 to 3500 Hz is used.
Phase randomization of three-wave interactions in capillary waves
We compare pairs of regions according to a schedule that first involves comparing regions by a shaker pass—an increasing sequence of adjacent-region comparisons followed by a decreasing sequence of adjacent-region comparisons.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
We refer to this entire schedule as a shaker-brick pass, since it consists of a shaker pass followed by a type of brick pass.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Define an S -shaker pass over A to consist of a use of S at positions that are multiples of m going up A and then down.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
That is, an S -shaker pass is defined as follows: for i = 0 to n − 2m incrementing by steps of m do Use S to sort A[i .. i + 2m − 1]. for i = n − 2m to 0 decrementing by steps of m do Use S to sort A[i .. i + 2m − 1].
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Since it sorts subarrays of size 2m in an overlapping way, the forward loop in an S -shaker pass will move up all the lower-order ones so that there are no ones before position n − k − m(cid:48) , where m(cid:48) is the number of high-order zeroes.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Thus, since m(cid:48) ≤ m, the backward loop in an S -shaker pass will move down all high-order zeroes so that there are no zeroes after position n − k .
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
So let us consider the two new regions, Ai and Ai+1 , in turn, and how the shaker pass effects them (for after that they will collectively satisfy the extreme-region part of Claim 4.3).
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Likewise, by symmetry, a similar claim applies to the high regions after the left-moving shaker pass.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
So, having dealt with all the other regions, which have their desired dirtiness satisfied after the shaker pass, we are left with four regions near the crossover point, which we will refer to as A1 , A2 , A3 , and A4 .
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
So, rather than incrementing c, we instead kept c = 1 and tested the degree to which the different parts of the brick-type pass were necessary, since previous experimental work exists for shaker passes [9, 24, 23, 48].
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
The first experiment tested the failure percentages of 10,000 runs of randomized Shellsort on random inputs of various sizes, while optionally omitting the various parts of the brick pass while keeping c = 1 for region compare-exchange operations and always doing the shaker pass.
Randomized Shellsort: A Simple Oblivious Sorting Algorithm
Hochdimensionale multivariate Verfahren in der medizinischen Statistik. Shaker, Aachen.
Exact Multivariate Tests - A New Effective Principle of Controlled Model Choice
The dynamic range over which the sensor is linear at a drive frequency of 10 kHz has also been measured (see appendix J), and is found to be > 49 dB (up to ∼ 10 g accelerations, limited by the maximum output voltage of the piezo shaker drive electronics).
A microchip optomechanical accelerometer