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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.]
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and then, falling over the side of the chest as if thoroughly satisfied, stretched out its limbs quiveringly upon the table.
He projected himself too quiveringly into his environment.
Right here (in the tension between the organic, living and the concrete, 'dead', between the round soft forms and the hard-fired pottery, between the forms' sculptural strength and the surfaces' sensuous and almost corporeal character of glaze-applied 'goose bumps') Madsen's works distinguish themselves as being quiveringly strong.