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QUIV'ER, n.

A case or sheath for arrows.

Take the quiver and thy bow. Gen. 27.

QUIV'ER, a. Nimble; active. [Not in use.]

QUIV'ER, v.i.

1. To shake or tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. This word expresses that tremulous motion of the body which proceeds from loss of heat or vigor. Thus persons quiver with fear or with cold.

He quiver'd with his feet and lay for dead.

And left the limbs still quiv'ring on the ground.

2. To play or be agitated with a tremulous motion.

The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind.

The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze.



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QUIV'ER, n.

A case or sheath for arrows.

Take the quiver and thy bow. Gen. 27.

QUIV'ER, a. Nimble; active. [Not in use.]

QUIV'ER, v.i.

1. To shake or tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. This word expresses that tremulous motion of the body which proceeds from loss of heat or vigor. Thus persons quiver with fear or with cold.

He quiver'd with his feet and lay for dead.

And left the limbs still quiv'ring on the ground.

2. To play or be agitated with a tremulous motion.

The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind.

The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze.

QUIV'ER, a.

Nimble; active. [Not in use.] – Shak.


QUIV'ER, n. [Qu. Fr. couvrir, to cover.]

A case or sheath for arrows. Take thy quiver and thy bow. – Gen. xxvii.


QUIV'ER, v.i. [D. huiveren, to shiver. This word seems to belong to the family of quaver, W. çwibiaw, to trill, to quiver, çwiv, a whirl or turn, çwiviaw, to fly about, to wander, çwipiaw, to move briskly, çwyvaw, to stir, move, agitate.]

  1. To shake or tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. This word expresses that tremulous motion of the body which proceeds from loss of heat or vigor. Thus persons quiver with fear or with cold. He quiver'd with his feet and lay for dead. – Dryden. And left the limbs still quiv'ring on the ground. – Addison.
  2. To play or be agitated with a tremulous motion. The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. – Shak. The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze. – Pope.

Quiv"er
  1. Nimble; active.

    [Obs.] " A little quiver fellow." Shak.
  2. 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. Addison.

  3. The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
  4. A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.

    Beside him hung his bow
    And quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored.
    Milton.

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Quiver

QUIV'ER, noun

A case or sheath for arrows.

Take the quiver and thy bow. Genesis 27:3.

QUIV'ER, adjective Nimble; active. [Not in use.]

QUIV'ER, verb intransitive

1. To shake or tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver. This word expresses that tremulous motion of the body which proceeds from loss of heat or vigor. Thus persons quiver with fear or with cold.

He quiver'd with his feet and lay for dead.

And left the limbs still quiv'ring on the ground.

2. To play or be agitated with a tremulous motion.

The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind.

The lakes that quiver to the curling breeze.

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