Origin of shaker
Related Words for shakersgrip, fist, palm, ivories, bones, ham, paw, extremity, grasp, hold, fin, hook, shaker, mitt, metacarpus, phalanges
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Contemporary Examples of shakers
These men knew each other as comrades in arms, and are members of a brotherhood that includes movers and shakers.Halevi's 'Like Dreamers' Is the Big Book On Israel We've Been Waiting For
October 8, 2013
Female movers and shakers host their own economic forum in France.Davos in Heels
October 21, 2009
So in a city now crammed with a plethora of big name chefs is a sentimental journey enough to entice the movers and shakers?The Jockey Club Makes a Comeback
December 7, 2008
Historical Examples of shakers
Miss Fitch is going to have a picnic and take us to the Shakers.Eyebright
If he dragged her away from the Shakers against her will, what would be gained?
His wife did prefer the Shakers to her husband and her home.
Perhaps all this time Grace has been pining after the Shakers.Love After Marriage; and Other Stories of the Heart
Caroline Lee Hentz
Other peple was sinful as they could be, but Shakers was all right.The Complete Works of Artemus Ward
Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
mid-15c., "one who or which shakes," agent noun from shake (v.). Applied from 1640s (with capital initial) to various Christian sects whose devotional exercises often involved convulsions. The best-known, the American-based "Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing;" so called from 1784; the adjective with reference to furniture styles associated with these Shakers is recorded from 1866. Meaning "container for mixing cocktails, etc." is recorded from 1868. Phrase movers and shakers is attested from 1874.
A religious group that rose in America in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Shakers derived their name from a dance that was part of their religious ceremony. They lived in small, tightly knit communities and observed celibacy.
see mover and shaker.