from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Shearer, Moira 1926-2006. British ballerina best known for her role in the ballet film The Red Shoes (1948).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A surname.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who shears.
- n. A reaper.
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Shearer is the voice of Monty Burns, Waylon Smithers, Pricipal Skinner and so many other characters on the Simpsons (as well as a primary writer for the show)
Harry Shearer is someone I’ve been listening to a lot lately.
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So if large investments come pouring in, I'll be touting my Newcastle jersey around with "Shearer" emblazoned on the back in gold, proof of my dedication and fanatical support of this team.
The Geordie script had demanded a god-like figure such as Shearer in the same way that Kevin Keegan (twice), Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit and Sir Bobby Robson had trodden the managerial corridors.
Interim managers such as Shearer are granted 12 weeks 'dispensation before the rules kick in but he would have to join a Pro Licence course in the summer if he keeps Newcastle in the Premier League.
The expected 'Shearer' factor failed to happen as Newcastle were comfortably beaten 2-0 at St James 'Park by Chelsea.
"Quite apart from the endless fun you could have with 'Shearer's fiddling around it his technical area' jokes, it just seems like what he'd call it.
One can imagine how someone like satirist Harry Shearer might've handled the opportunity.
In a quick mocking of the controversy over the Ground Zero Mosque a few weeks back, Shearer suggested that surely no Christian groups have been allowed to build anything near the Federal Building site in Oklahoma City, since Timothy McViegh is a Christian.