quivered


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quiv·er 1

 (kwĭv′ər)
intr.v. quiv·ered, quiv·er·ing, quiv·ers
1. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
2. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion. See Synonyms at shake.
n.
The act or motion of quivering.

[Middle English quiveren, perhaps from quiver, nimble (from Old English cwifer-; see gwei- in Indo-European roots).]

quiv′er·ing·ly adv.
quiv′er·y adj.

quiv·er 2

 (kwĭv′ər)
n.
1. A portable case for holding arrows.
2. A case full of arrows.
3. A collection or store; arsenal: a quiver of ready responses.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman quiveir, variant of Old French cuivre, from Old Low Franconian cocar, probably from Medieval Latin cucurum, probably from Hunnish; akin to Mongolian kökür.]
References in classic literature ?
He sucked and sucked and swallowed the cold snow, his lips quivered but his eyes, still smiling, glittered with effort and exasperation as he mustered his remaining strength.
There was a mouth under the eyes, the lipless brim of which quivered and panted, and dropped saliva.
Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.