From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Note: The sect originated in England in 1747, and came to the United States in 1774, under the leadership of Mother Ann Lee. The Shakers are sometimes nicknamed Shaking Quakers, but they differ from the Quakers in doctrine and practice. They style themselves the "United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing." The sect is now confined in the United States.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
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