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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quaker  \Quak"er\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  quakes. 
  2.  One  of  a  religious  sect  founded  by  George  {Fox},  of 
  Leicestershire,  England,  about  1650,  --  the  members  of 
  which  call  themselves  Friends.  They  were  called  Quakers, 
  originally,  in  derision.  See  {Friend},  n.,  4. 
  Fox's  teaching  was  primarily  a  preaching  of 
  repentance  .  .  .  The  trembling  among  the  listening 
  crowd  caused  or  confirmed  the  name  of  Quakers  given 
  to  the  body;  men  and  women  sometimes  fell  down  and 
  lay  struggling  as  if  for  life.  --Encyc.  Brit. 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  nankeen  bird. 
  b  The  sooty  albatross. 
  c  Any  grasshopper  or  locust  of  the  genus  ({Edipoda};  -- 
  so  called  from  the  quaking  noise  made  during  flight. 
  {Quaker  buttons}.  (Bot.)  See  {Nux  vomica}. 
  {Quaker  gun},  a  dummy  cannon  made  of  wood  or  other  material; 
  --  so  called  because  the  sect  of  Friends,  or  Quakers,  hold 
  to  the  doctrine,  of  nonresistance. 
  {Quaker  ladies}  (Bot.),  a  low  American  biennial  plant 
  ({Houstonia  c[ae]rulea}),  with  pretty  four-lobed  corollas 
  which  are  pale  blue  with  a  yellowish  center;  --  also 
  called  {bluets},  and  {little  innocents}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Bluets  \Blu"ets\,  n.  [F.  bluet,  bleuet  dim.  of  bleu  blue.  See 
  {Blue},  a.]  (Bot.) 
  A  name  given  to  several  different  species  of  plants  having 
  blue  flowers,  as  the  {Houstonia  c[oe]rulea},  the  {Centaurea 
  cyanus}  or  bluebottle,  and  the  {Vaccinium  angustifolium}.