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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."
Around him everyone began to stir: steps were audible and whispers, among which Anna Mikhaylovna's was the most distinct.
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.
They were shooting rabbits near the Highwood, and a gun went off close by; he pulled up a little and looked, but did not stir a step to right or left.
For the white sauce, stir a little of the milk into the cornflour to make a paste.
Stir in the tomatoes and chipotle; bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium or medium low until the mixture is bubbling gently.
(Give your leeks a stir.) Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium-low heat, and when it's foaming, add the flour, stirring to form a golden-coloured paste.
Stir in the paprika, turmeric, bay leaves and thyme and cook for 1 minute more.
Stir in the flour for a few minutes, then gradually add the milk, a splash at a time, stirring constantly.
Pour into the pan with the leeks and stir with a wooden spoon until thickened.