prime movers

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prime movers

(prīm mū'vĕrs)
Muscles that have the sole or principal responsibility for a given action or movement (e.g., biceps brachii for elbow flexion; secondary flexors are the brachioradialis and brachialis muscles).
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The great Zola, or call him the immense Zola, was the prime mover in the attack upon the masters of the Romanticistic school; but he lived to own that he had fought a losing fight, and there are some proofs that he was right.
Noel Vanstone, in the most alarming language, that he is destined to become the victim of a conspiracy; and that the prime mover of it is a young lady who has already held written communication with his father and himself.
Nevertheless the sensation involving discomfort remains the prime mover.
'Why, there's Copperfield, mother,' he angrily retorted, pointing his lean finger at me, against whom all his animosity was levelled, as the prime mover in the discovery; and I did not undeceive him;
He was the prime mover of insurance companies, the protector of new enterprises for public conveyance; he suggested petitions for asking the administration for the necessary roads and bridges.
Soriano, one of the prime movers of BVR, will suit up for the first time since the Santa Ana Open in June, reuniting with Bea Tan for Perlas-1.
United are one of the prime movers in an effort to extend spending controls, similar to UEFA's financial fair play regulations, throughout England's top flight.
As such, it was the purpose of this study to assess the effect of RVC on PT, RTD, and muscle activation of the prime movers, their antagonist, contralateral homologous muscle, and muscles involved in the RVC, during isometric knee extension, and to assess gender differences therein.
The men were the prime movers in a group of men who befriended girls aged from 12 to 18 in the Derby area and groomed them for sex.
One of the prime movers behind the group is Steve Elliott, from the childcare company Prospects for Young People.
"Architects are the prime movers of our industry--the creators, the originators.
"How many of your closest friends have run for office?" asks Joel Rogers, a professor at the University of Wisconsin and one of the prime movers behind ALICE.