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.
Architects are the prime movers of our industry--the creators, the originators.
In just about every movement, there are muscles that act as the prime movers (i.
The couple are among the prime movers of the association Together to Communicate.
one of the prime movers behind The Faces of AIDS--Personal Stories From the Heartland, puts it, "We broke our necks to produce this book.
We couldn't even make that guarantee with microfilm and that technology has been around since before the computer, but we advised him to look at the prime movers for DVD.
Dibala is one of the prime movers in the genre known as soukous, Africa's most popular dance music.
But even in exploring this phenomenon, Anderson oversimplifies, claiming that Republicans, the prison-building industry, and the National Rifle Association were the prime movers in the enactment of more punitive policies.