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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quake  \Quake\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Quaking}.]  [AS.  cwacian  cf  G.  quackeln  Cf  {Quagmire}.] 
  1.  To  be  agitated  with  quick,  short  motions  continually 
  repeated;  to  shake  with  fear,  cold,  etc.;  to  shudder;  to 
  tremble.  ``Quaking  for  dread.''  --Chaucer. 
  She  stood  quaking  like  the  partridge  on  which  the 
  hawk  is  ready  to  seize.  --Sir  P. 
  2.  To  shake,  vibrate,  or  quiver,  either  from  not  being  solid, 
  as  soft,  wet  land,  or  from  violent  convulsion  of  any  kind 
  as  the  earth  quakes;  the  mountains  quake.  ``  Over  quaking 
  bogs.''  --Macaulay. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quaking  \Quak"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Quake},  v. 
  {Quaking  aspen}  (Bot.),  an  American  species  of  poplar 
  ({Populus  tremuloides}),  the  leaves  of  which  tremble  in 
  the  lightest  breeze.  It  much  resembles  the  European  aspen. 
  See  {Aspen}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  vibrating  slightly  and  irregularly;  as  e.g.  with  fear  or 
  cold  or  like  the  leaves  of  an  aspen  in  a  breeze;  "a 
  quaking  bog";  "the  quaking  child  asked  for  more"; 
  "quivering  leaves  of  a  poplar  tree";  "with  shaking 
  knees";  "seemed  shaky  on  her  feet";  "sparkling  light 
  from  the  shivering  crystals  of  the  chandelier"; 
  "trembling  hands"  [syn:  {quivering},  {shaking},  {shaky}, 
  {shivering},  {trembling}] 

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