quivery


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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:
References in classic literature ?
I had lived in a clammy atmosphere of reverence, respect, deference, so long that they sent a quivery little cold wave through me:
I stuck tight to the wall and kept mighty still, though quivery; and I wondered what them fellows would say to me if they catched me; and I tried to think what I'd better do if they did catch me.
Look, I get that he served our country and it's always adorable when a pensioner sings We'll Meet Again with a quivery voice, but the clue about who should win the grand prize is in the show's title.
Nothing seems the same without him.' 'I miss him too, Mum.' Josie gave me a quivery smile.
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.
?Arabian Gift, who was done at 1.33 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 should be hard to beat next time.