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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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quivery

adjective
Marked by or affected with tremors:
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I had lived in a clammy atmosphere of reverence, respect, deference, so long that they sent a quivery little cold wave through me:
Quivery molluscs mounded high on crushed ice became my idea of an elegant dining experience when I discovered old black and white movies on BBC2 and nothing that's happened since has changed my mind.
Suddenly, with a shot of amber cognac in his hand, the most quivery relative turned into a veteran orator, and the most mousy neighbor metamorphosed into a philosopher.
33 in the 7f novice stakes at Doncaster, might have hit the front too soon judged on the way she was worn down by Quivery.
She's struggling at the start and she's got a little quivery laugh.
The stressful week started when I fell down a full flight of stairs head first, rushing to dinner after a hard workout with quivery legs.
The tone of his music is, however, darker, with a major role being played by the choir and the electronic effects serving to create the illusion of the underwater world; yet besides quivery chords or glissandos it also applies relatively aggressive percussive electronically generated or modified sounds.