• WordNet 3.6
    • n stirrer an implement used for stirring
    • n stirrer a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stirrer One who, or that which, stirs something; also, one who moves about, especially after sleep; as, an early stirrer .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stirrer One who stirs; especially, one who is active or bustling.
    • n stirrer One who stirs or agitates anything, as a liquid, with the hand or an implement for stirring.
    • n stirrer An implement or a machine used for stirring a liquid or the like.
    • n stirrer One who incites or instigates; an instigator: often with up: as, a stirrer up of contention.
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In literature:

By these means ignorant people will be prevented from applying for advice to men who may justly be termed stirrers-up of strife.
"Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark" by Mary Wollstonecraft
We shall be early stirrers tomorrow morning.
"Peveril of the Peak" by Sir Walter Scott
He counselled against mischief-makers and stirrers up of strife, and such as do desire occasion against their brethren.
"The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII) Margaret Smith's Journal in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, 1678-9; Tales and Sketches; My Summer with Dr. Singletary: A Fragment; and Others" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He counselled against mischief-makers and stirrers up of strife, and such as do desire occasion against their brethren.
"The Complete Works of Whittier The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index" by John Greenleaf Whittier
He sees God's wonders in the deep, but so as rather they appear his playfellows than stirrers of his zeal.
"Character Writings of the 17th Century" by Various
At Huanchaca this stirrer has been made with four projecting radial arms, D D, Figs.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884" by Various
The reins of the stirrers of sedition among various sects were held firmly in the grasp of power.
"Epistle to the Son of the Wolf" by Bahá’u’lláh
Before any of the paste is withdrawn from the cask, it is advisable to stir well up with a wooden stirrer.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Revenge, like love, is a powerful stirrer of the blood.
"Erling the Bold" by R.M. Ballantyne
I was tryin' to picture Forsythe servin' a sentence as helper in a fish market or assistant stirrer in a soap fact'ry.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
But we must be early stirrers in the morning.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, June 1844" by Various
The play that turned the tide in his fortunes was a spine-stirrer.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
This device had a stirrer in the cover to be rotated by hand.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Let no one think that we are stirrers up of tumults; we declare that we are speaking for our very lives.
"The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus" by Ammianus Marcellinus
Again, they are stigmatized as the 'wild stirrers up of sedition and insurrection.
"Thoughts on African Colonization" by William Lloyd Garrison
During the whole of the operation the liquid is agitated by a mechanical stirrer.
"The Mechanism of Life" by Stéphane Leduc
So with these multifarious stirrers-up-of-varied-emotions the evening drew toward its close.
"Woven with the Ship" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
He's a born mischief-stirrer.
"Mountain" by Clement Wood
I'm an early stirrer, Doctor!
"Katerfelto" by G. J. Whyte-Melville
Stirrers-up of mischief, they deny the right of its re-action on themselves.
"Abolition a Sedition" by Geo. W. Donohue

In news:

Drink Stirrers - ideas for stocking stuffers - holiday shopping.
Shake until tin is frosted, strain into a highball glass over fresh ice, garnish with a fresh lime wedge and serve with a cocktail stirrer.
The following essay comes from Specialty Records' 1991 collection, "Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers," currently available through Concord Music Group.
Drama a haunting soul- stirrer .
Sports reporter, columnist, periodic blogger, occasional pot stirrer, utility infielder.
An air/oil hydraulic lift raises and lowers the stirrers into the removable vacuum-rated mix can.
JM Science's Potentiometric Titrator (COM-1700) can run four titrations and stirrers that easily allow end user to do different types of titration including potentiometric, photometric, polarization, and conductometric titrations in parallel.
Enlarge Mark Almond Jonathan Brilliant works on his artwork constructed from coffee stirrers and coffee cup sleeves in Birmingham, Ala.
In her lifetime, Anna Nicole Smith was a lot of things: an actress, reality star, tabloid cover girl, young wife, courtroom s**t-stirrer, and a model.
Its factory store is stocked with coffees and teas, plus gift items like canisters, logo mugs and travel mugs, cookie mixes, coffee scoops, hot chocolate packets, stirrers, and assorted "sweets" such as chocolate-dipped graham crackers.
I am having difficulty in selecting a stirrer that can both fully suspend the salt while also dissolving it.
What would be the optimum blade size, speed and motor power required for a power stirrer for a horizontal cylindrical chamber (650mm diameter x 1500 length).
Charles Ross and Son's double planetary mixers have helical blades that prevent climbing issues experienced with traditional rectangular stirrers.
Includes espresso system, coffee pods and ammenities (sugar, stirrers, cups).
Use Coffee Stirrers for Stability.

In science:

Recently, single vortices and arrays of vortices have been obtained with different techniques: by “phase imprinting” , by using a laser beam “stirrer” , by rotating the magnetic trap , and by rotating the thermal cloud during the evaporative cooling process .
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
In this region, mechanical stirrers lead to exponential separation of fluid particles for the duration of their stay in the region (see Fig. 1(a–b)).
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
Two rod-stirrers (see Fig. 1) travel on intersecting circular paths at mid length of the channel, in an eggbeater protocol.
Measures of mixing quality in open flows with chaotic advection
Indeed when the stirrer consists in a rotating anisotropic potential ε (x2 − y2 )/2, the corresponding anisotropy ε must be chosen smaller than δ to avoid a dynamical instability of the center-of-mass motion .
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
One has thus to restrict to extremely weak stirrers, with ε in the 10−3 range.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
This corresponds to a ∼ 10% frequency difference between Ω and ω , which is notably larger than the typical stirrer anisotropy needed to set a gas in rotation.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
Once the gas has gained the desired angular momentum L = N (N − 1) via equilibrating in the giant vortex state (7), the stirrer at frequency Ω can be suppressed.
From Rotating Atomic Rings to Quantum Hall States
The energy is fed in, e.g., by a stirrer, at a large scale and finally dissipated into heat at the microscopic scale defined by the fluid’s viscosity.
Non-thermal fixed points: universality, topology, & turbulence in Bose gases
The presence of a superfluid state could be evidenced also by using the same blue-detuned beam as a mechanical stirrer for the fermion cloud.
Ultracold atomic Fermi-Bose mixtures in bichromatic optical dipole traps: a novel route to study fermion superfluidity