These men knew each other as comrades in arms, and are members of a brotherhood that includes movers and shakers.
So in a city now crammed with a plethora of big name chefs is a sentimental journey enough to entice the movers and shakers?
Female movers and shakers host their own economic forum in France.
The shakers are industrious, hard-working, economical and cleanly.
Miss Fitch is going to have a picnic and take us to the shakers.
The shakers evidently stand highest on the list of successful Communities.
His wife did prefer the shakers to her husband and her home.
But she must have his consent, she added, impatiently, because otherwise the shakers would not let her come.
That the shakers are in reality what they profess to be, I doubt not.
They the sportive, the roaring, with bright spears, the shakers of the clouds have themselves glorified their greatness.
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.
Note: Shaker furniture is renowned for its simplicity, strength, and beauty.