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  7  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quiver  \Quiv"er\,  a.  [Akin  to  AS  cwiferlice  anxiously;  cf  OD 
  kuiven  kuiveren  Cf  {Quaver}.] 
  Nimble;  active.  [Obs.]  ``  A  little  quiver  fellow.''  --Shak. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quiver  \Quiv"er\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quivered};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Quivering}.]  [Cf.  {Quaver}.] 
  To  shake  or  move  with  slight  and  tremulous  motion;  to 
  tremble;  to  quake;  to  shudder;  to  shiver. 
  The  green  leaves  quiver  with  the  cooling  wind.  --Shak. 
  And  left  the  limbs  still  quivering  on  the  ground. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quiver  \Quiv"er\,  n. 
  The  act  or  state  of  quivering;  a  tremor. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Quiver  \Quiv"er\,  n.  [OF.  cuivre  cuevre,  coivre  LL  cucurum 
  fr  OHG.  chohh[=a]ri  quiver,  receptacle,  G.  k["o]cher  quiver; 
  akin  to  AS  color,  cocur,  cocer,  D.  koker.  Cf  {Cocker}  a 
  high  shoe.] 
  A  case  or  sheath  for  arrows  to  be  carried  on  the  person. 
  Reside  him  hung  his  bow  And  quiver,  with  three-bolted 
  thunder  stored.  --Milton. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  almost  pleasurable  sensation  of  fright;  "a  frisson  of 
  surprise  shot  through  him"  [syn:  {frisson},  {shiver},  {chill}, 
  {shudder},  {thrill},  {tingle}] 
  2:  a  shaky  motion;  "the  shaking  of  his  fingers  as  he  lit  his 
  pipe"  [syn:  {shaking},  {shakiness},  {tremor},  {trembling}, 
  {quivering},  {vibration},  {palpitation}] 
  3:  a  case  for  holding  arrows 
  4:  the  act  of  vibrating  [syn:  {vibration},  {quivering}] 
  v  1:  shake  with  fast  tremulous  movements"  [syn:  {quake}] 
  2:  move  back  and  forth  very  rapidly,  as  of  a  candle  [syn:  {flicker}, 
  {waver},  {flitter},  {flutter}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  sheath  for  arrows.  The  Hebrew  word  (aspah)  thus  commonly 
  rendered  is  found  in  Job  39:23;  Ps  127:5;  Isa.  22:6;  49:2;  Jer. 
  5:16;  Lam.  3:13.  In  Gen.  27:3  this  word  is  the  rendering  of  the 
  Hebrew  _teli_,  which  is  supposed  rather  to  mean  a  suspended 
  weapon,  literally  "that  which  hangs  from  one",  i.e.,  is 
  suspended  from  the  shoulder  or  girdle. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  QUIVER,  n.  A  portable  sheath  in  which  the  ancient  statesman  and  the 
  aboriginal  lawyer  carried  their  lighter  arguments. 
  He  extracted  from  his  quiver, 
  Did  the  controversial  Roman, 
  An  argument  well  fitted 
  To  the  question  as  submitted, 
  Then  addressed  it  to  the  liver, 
  Of  the  unpersuaded  foeman. 
  Oglum  P.  Boomp 

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