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Shaper  n.  
One who shapes; as, the shaper of one's fortunes. "The secret of those old shapers died with them."
That which shapes; a machine for giving a particular form or outline to an object. Specifically;
(Metal Working) A kind of planer in which the tool, instead of the work, receives a reciprocating motion, usually from a crank.
(Wood Working) A machine with a vertically revolving cutter projecting above a flat table top, for cutting irregular outlines, moldings, etc.

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"Shaper" Quotes from Famous Books

... stretching of ordinary science persuade it to accompany me, or give me a foundation; for the point is that your consciousness, working on the next plane above the one on which the organ of consciousness is being built, is the shaper of that mechanism. To put it concretely: your physical brain is built up from the astral plane, and it is your consciousness working in matter finer than the physical which builds up the brain in the forming child within the limits laid down by karma. Now, that is a general law ...
— London Lectures of 1907 • Annie Besant

... Sir Harry Vane's life, adequately told, would involve the entire history of the great epoch of the Commonwealth. Next to Cromwell, he was the most influential shaper of events from the time of the meeting of the Long Parliament in 1640 until his "retirement" on the occasion of the expulsion of the members of Parliament in 1653. In his views of constitutional government and of human liberty ...
— Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries • Rufus M. Jones

... divine ghost, ever hovering above the smoking and the toiling of the potteries, still gives power to the thought of the shaper, grace to the genius of the designer, luminosity to the touch of the enamellist. For by his heaven-taught wisdom was the art of porcelain created; by his inspiration were accomplished all the miracles of Thao-yu, maker of the Kia-yu-ki, and all the marvels made by those ...
— Some Chinese Ghosts • Lafcadio Hearn

... the indefatigable shaper of cloth, with a species of sigh which might have been equally construed into an evidence of the fulness of his mental enjoyment, or of the excess of his bodily labours; "yes, smarter sayings have seldom fallen from the lips of man, than such as the ...
— The Red Rover • James Fenimore Cooper

... some jokes in my time, Sir, But this was a Champion Joke, And it fairly cut all record As a humoristic stroke. It was good for a dozen of dinners, It was fit to crown my fame As a shaper of sheer Side-splitters, For which ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, August 27, 1892 • Various

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