Quiv"er (?), a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice anxiously; cf. OD. kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. Quaver.]

Nimble; active.

[Obs.] " A little quiver fellow."



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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. Addison.


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Quiv"er, n.

The act or state of quivering; a tremor.


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Quiv"er, n. [OF. cuivre, cuevre, coivre, LL. cucurum, fr. OHG. chohhari quiver, receptacle, G. kocher 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.


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