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"Fanny Flynn struck me, and pulled my 'shaker' over my face," replied Kate.

Do you get your shaker, and march home as quick as ever you can!

The first Shaker settlement was at Watervliet, not far from Troy.

Oh, he's pleased; he's rather too pleased for a Shaker, it strikes me.

Beating is better than shaking, both for the rug and for the shaker.

Don't come too near; it is safe enough for me, but you are like Neptune, a shaker of the earth.

Here's this Shaker bonnet; now what's the use o' savin' such a thing?

"I've got another one all dressed," said little Shaker Jane.

But, ordinarily, the shaker is the accepted agent for teaching the clinker its place.

"Now, I'll show you," said McCartney, and emptied the shaker.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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