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[n] the act of vibrating
[n] case for holding arrows
[n] an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of surprise shot through him"
[n] a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
[v] move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
[v] move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
[v] shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils palpitated"

Misc. Definitions

\Quiv"er\, a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice anxiously; cf. OD. kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. {Quaver}.] Nimble; active. [Obs.] `` A little quiver fellow.'' --Shak.
\Quiv"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Quivered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Quivering}.] [Cf. {Quaver}.] To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak. And left the limbs still quivering on the ground. --Addison.
\Quiv"er\, n. The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
\Quiv"er\, n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum, fr. OHG. chohh[=a]ri quiver, receptacle, G. k["o]cher quiver; akin to AS. color, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. {Cocker} a high shoe.] A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person. Reside him hung his bow And quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored. --Milton.

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