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Definition of Quaker

Quaker

  1. One who quakes.
  2. 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.
  3. The nankeen bird.
  4. The sooty albatross.
  5. Any grasshopper or locust of the genus (Edipoda; -- so called from the quaking noise made during flight.

Quaker Quotations

My activism did not spring from my being gay, or, for that matter, from my being black. Rather, it is rooted fundamentally in my Quaker upbringing and the values that were instilled in me by my grandparents who reared me.
Bayard Rustin

Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had spent some years as a student while her parents had been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
James Meade

My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker.
Woody Allen

On landing at New York I caught the yellow fever. The kind man who commanded the ship that brought me from France took charge of me and placed me under the care of two Quaker ladies. To their skillful and untiring care I may safely say I owe my life.
John James Audubon

My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave.
Paul Robeson
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Quaker Translations

quaker in Dutch is Quaker-
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