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stirrer

Austral and NZ informal a political activist or agitator
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There was an exchange of bugle blasts; then a parley from the walls, where men-at-arms, in hauberk and morion, marched back and forth with halberd at shoulder under flapping banners with the rude figure of a dragon displayed upon them; and then the great gates were flung open, the drawbridge was lowered, and the head of the cavalcade swept forward under the frowning arches; and we, following, soon found ourselves in a great paved court, with towers and turrets stretching up into the blue air on all the four sides; and all about us the dismount was going on, and much greeting and ceremony, and running to and fro, and a gay display of moving and intermingling colors, and an altogether pleasant stir and noise and confusion.
In respect of her being a countess," said Sancho, before the duke could reply, "I am for your highnesses going out to receive her; but in respect of her being a duenna, it is my opinion you should not stir a step.
It was still, complete, unknown, and full of a life that went on stealthily with a troubling effect of solitude; of a life that seemed unaccountably empty of anything that would stir the thought, touch the heart, give a hint of the ominous sequence of days.
Friction Stir Welding and Processing (7th: 2013: San Antonio, TX) Ed.
2 : to make active <A good book can stir the imagination.
Stir in bok choy greens and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute.
Once a container is started, stir it routinely until it is empty to keep the refractory in suspension.
Slowly beat about half the milk mixture into the egg; then stir the egg mixture into the milk mixture in a saucepan.
Friction stir welding has seen significant growth in both technology implementation and scientific exploration.
2 : a slight movement <We heard the stir of leaves in the breeze.
Instead of using Reddi-wip Whipped Cream, stir in 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped, if desired.
Stir in the curry powder, tomatoes, olives, and raisins; reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.