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from The Century Dictionary.

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

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Examples

  • 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.

    Poseidon vs. Aeolus

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Review: My Summer of Southern Discomfort

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2007-08-01

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

    Book I

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