Shakers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Shakers a celibate and communistic Christian sect in the United States
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Idioms

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.
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Movers and shakers - Dynamic, important people who can get things done quickly and are influential are the movers and shakers.
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Usage

In literature:

The miles shortened, until at last the fair houses and barns of the Shaker village came in sight.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
I introduced a beautiful girl, daughter of a preacher in the Shaker community.
"In the Wrong Paradise" by Andrew Lang
Neptune is the ruler of the ocean, the earth-shaker.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
In 1787 they founded their first Shaker community at Mount Lebanon.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
The Shakers observe Christmas by a dinner at which the men and women both sit down at the same table.
"Our Holidays" by Various
By Lorenzo D. Grosvenor, of Shaker Community, South Groton, Mass.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I., No. IV., April, 1862" by Various
Lebanon Springs and the Shaker settlement are within a short ride.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
Dervishes dance in frenzy, and the Shakers jump up and come down hard through excess of the Spirit.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Volume 8" by Ambrose Bierce
I have seen Indians and Shakers, but I have never seen a Presbyterian.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
That's what the Shaker people believe has got to be generally.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
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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
Others say the cocktail shaker
Is a noted trouble maker;
And declare that men stir up
Woe in every claret-cup.
"The Alcoholic Albatross" by C J Dennis
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
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:

This mini martini lime squeezer and shaker will juice your lime so you can effortlessly add zest to your guacamole or tequila cocktail.
13015 Larchmere Blvd Shaker Hts.
In better days, they were the movers and shakers surrounding Bill Clinton, the vibrant young Democratic governor of Arkansas.
This car is a very rare car from the factory shaker hood, to the factory tach.
SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH — Once upon a time, it was cool to communicate with people via email.
The Woodwrights Shop Shaker Rocker Frame PBS.
The Woodwrights Shop Shaker Rocker Seat PBS.
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — We found this young, male beagle mix Monday, Aug 20, at South Woodland and Lee Road.
The University School and Shaker Heights hockey team s will renew their rivalry at 7 pm tonight at Thornton Park in Shaker Heights.
View Slideshow JOSHUA A BICKEL/THISWEEKSPORTS Watterson's Jen Buening (left) vies for the ball with Annie Brockett of Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown during the Eagles' 1-0 victory in a state semifinal Nov 2 at Upper Arlington.
Kansas University students, Tony Christensen, left, Tom Hung , and Parker Redel show off their shaker hands as they and other fans crowded into Allen Fieldhouse around 5:30 p.m.
Combine all ingredients except for the last three in a shaker with ice.
Atria Smart Books Sean Meshorer, author of "The Bliss Experiment," grew up in Shaker Heights.
The Shaker boys track and field team likes relay meets.
We are located at 11800 Shaker Blvd Ask for all five editions.
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In science:

Nickau, H., Hereditarily Sequential Funtionals: A Game-Theoretic Approach to Sequentiality , Dissertation, Universit¨at GH Siegen. 80 pages, Shaker-Verlag, 1996.
Retractions of Types with Many Atoms
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
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
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