• WordNet 3.6
    • n Quaker a member of the Religious Society of Friends founded by George Fox (the Friends have never called themselves Quakers)
    • n quaker one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest cereal company in the world is Quaker Oats, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
    • Quaker (Zoöl) Any grasshopper or locust of the genus Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.
    • Quaker One of a religious sect founded by George Fox, of Leicestershire, England, about 1650, -- the members of which call themselves Friends. They were called Quakers, originally, in derision. See Friend n., 4. "Fox's teaching was primarily a preaching of repentance . . . The trembling among the listening crowd caused or confirmed the name of Quakers given to the body; men and women sometimes fell down and lay struggling as if for life."
    • Quaker One who quakes.
    • Quaker (Zoöl) The nankeen bird.
    • Quaker (Zoöl) The sooty albatross.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chocolate Timeline:1824: John Cadbury, an English Quaker, begins roasting and grinding chocolate beans to sell in his tea and coffee shop. In 1842 Cadbury's Chocolate Company in England creates the first chocolate bar. 1875: A Swiss chocolate maker, Daniel Peter, mixes Henri Nestle's condensed milk with chocolate and the two men found a company to manufacture the first milk chocolate. 1894: Milton Hershey adds a line of chocolate to his caramel manufacturing business. Soon he invents the Hershey Bar by experimenting with milk chocolate. Hershey's Cocoa appears next. 1896: Leonard Hershfield invents the Tootsie Roll, named after his daughter. 1897: Brownies are first mentioned in print, listed for sale in the Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalogue. 1940: The Mars company invents M&M's for soldiers going to World War II.
    • n Quaker One who quakes or trembles.
    • n Quaker [capitalized] One of the religious denomination called the Society of Friends. The name, originally given in reproach, has never been adopted by the Society. See Society of Friends, under friend.
    • n Quaker A Quaker gun (which see, under gun).
    • n Quaker In entomology, one of certain noctuid moths: an English collectors' name. Agrotis castanea is the common quaker, and Mamestra nana is the small quaker. Also quaker-moth.
    • n Quaker A Philadelphian or Pennsylvanian: from the historical association of Quakers with that city and that State.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word "pure" appears on the scroll held by the Quaker pictured on the packages of Quaker Oats cereal.
    • n Quaker kwā′kėr one of the Society of Friends, a religious sect founded by George Fox (1624-90): a dummy cannon: a collector's name for certain noctuoid moths
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
The nickname Quakers was first given them by Judge Bennet at Derby, because Fox bade him and those present quake at the word of the Lord.


In literature:

His views had been similar to those held by the Quakers of Pennsylvania.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
He was he said a Quaker, and did not mean to be aught else than a Quaker.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
By Annie Thomas, 1 50 The Quaker Soldier.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
I'll have young Fordyce in, and Alice; being Quakers and 'plain people,' they won't mind.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
This good (though unhappy) Quaker had the misfortune to have had a bad husband, and he was gone beyond sea.
"The Fortunate Mistress (Parts 1 and 2)" by Daniel Defoe
A Quaker community represents ideal community life.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson
John Harper, a Quaker, was born in Philadelphia in 1728, and he was living in Alexandria in 1773, if not before.
"Seaport in Virginia" by Gay Montague Moore
You Quakers are queer people.
"Peggy Owen and Liberty" by Lucy Foster Madison
Crossing Rowanty without opposition, we followed the stage-road to its junction with the Quaker road.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
The Quakers are the wisest people, after all.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones

In poetry:

Quaker, quaker, do you know
That the yellow is going?
More than that do you know
That the green is growing?
"Fleeting Spring" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Of old my Quaker ancestors
Had gifts of forty stripes save one;
To-day as many roses crown
The gray head of their son.
"Winter Roses" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Her parents held the Quaker rule,
Which doth the human feeling cool;
But she was train'd in Nature's school;
Nature had blest her.
"Hester" by Charles Lamb
No bars of sect or clime were felt,
The Babel strife of tongues had ceased,
And at one common altar knelt
The Quaker and the priest.
"Channing" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I sit in the sad old house to-night,--
Myself a ghost from a farther sea;
And I trust that this Quaker woman might,
In courtesy, visit me.
"A Newport Romance" by Francis Bret Harte
Once a soldier, blame him not
That the Quaker he forgot,
When, to think of battles won,
And the red-coats on the run,
Laughed aloud Friend Morrison.
"Abram Morrison" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

This licorice treat is the oldest brand of candy in the U.S.A. Good and Plenty was first made in 1893, by the Quaker City Confectionery Company of Philadelphia.
Abington Friends School Jenkintown D Coed Quaker 262 $28,400 (a) 15+ 15+ 17.
Quaker Boy's "Beginner's Mouth Calling".
So I have long been intrigued by an area marked "Friends or Quaker Cemetery (Private)" on my local Prospect Park map.
Williamsburg Friends Meeting ( Quakers ) Meeting at Williamsburg Montesorri School 4200 Longhill Road, Williamsburg Approx.
Quaker Steak & Lube debuts fall menu.
Quaker 's Chemical Management Services program (QCMSsm).
Find a Quaker Distributor in your area.
One of Quaker 's goals with Silver Tails is education, making sure that the needs of senior pets are spelled out—and then satisfied.
Inspired by the goodness of whole-grain oats, Chicago-based Quaker Oats Co.
Join the Hawk Flight Crew at Quaker Steak & Lube on Cedar Bridge Avenue in the Brick Plaza in Brick.
In a sure sign of our plastic surgery-obsessed times, the Quaker Oats man — who's known as "Larry" for some reason — has been revamped to make him appear slightly slimmer and more youthful.
Quaker Summer Slam June 1-3.
Shell Expands Its JWT Relationship Atlanta office adds Quaker State, Pennzoil By Andrew McMains.
Case studies and applications involving Quaker Oats.

In science:

T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {¬Pacifist}); T h({Republican, Quaker} ∪ {Pacifist}).
QUIP - A Tool for Computing Nonmonotonic Reasoning Tasks
Intuitively, r means Nixon is a republican, q means Nixon is a quaker, and p means Nixon is a pacifist.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Now, consider the class of all republicans and the class of all quakers.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
Consider that a republican is normal iff he is not a pacifist and that a quaker is normal iff he is a pacifist.
Preferential and Preferential-discriminative Consequence relations
The basic diagram for the latter is the Nixon Diamond, see Diagram 2.2, where a = N ixon, b = Quaker, c = Republican, d = pacif ist.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems