Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A poetic epithet (Gr. σεισ, σ1ίχθων), applied to Poseidon and Zeus.

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Examples

  • Was he modern history's greatest revolutionary and an earth-shaker, or a demented mass murderer who nearly destroyed China, as his critics claim?

    Eric Margolis: Remembering China's Great Helmsman

  • This halfway point also marks the annual appearance in the German papers of articles asking, at least of the Competition, Where's the earth-shaker?

    GreenCine Daily: Berlinale. Half-time ratings.

  • It's Poseidon — the god of the sea, the enemy of Odysseus, the earth-shaker — as a hydrostatically pressurized steel platform against a mechanomorphosized Aeolus, the ruler of the winds.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Named Seismosaurus ( "earth-shaker"), it lived in New Mexico and grew to 140 feet in length and weighed 60 to 90 tons.

    New Theories And Old Bones Reveal The Lifestyle Of The Dinosaur

  • My thoughts: While it wasn't an earth-shaker, this book was a good, quick read with a lot of Southern flavour.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • I make no claims to be an earth-shaker in any capacity, nor to have chins wagging in Barnes & Noble stores all across the land.

    From Tom Piccirilli

  • From that day forth Poseidon the earth-shaker doth not indeed slay Odysseus, but driveth him wandering from his own country.

    Book I

  • Helice, and the heart of the earth-shaker is glad; even so did he bellow as he lay dying.

    The Iliad of Homer

  • [1324] On his titles "earth-shaker" and "earth-upholder" cf. Gruppe, _Griechische Mythologie_ p. 1139, note 2.

    Introduction to the History of Religions Handbooks on the History of Religions, Volume IV

  • He breathed his last, bellowing like a bull bellows when young men are dragging him to offer him in sacrifice to the King of Helice, and the heart of the earth-shaker is glad; even so did he bellow as he lay dying.

    The Iliad

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