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quiv·er1 / ˈkwivər/ • v. [intr.] tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion: the tree's branches stopped quivering. ∎  (of a person, a part of their body, or their voice) tremble with sudden strong emotion: Bertha's voice quivered with indignation. ∎  [tr.] cause (something) to make a slight rapid motion: the bird runs along in a zigzag path, quivering its wings. • n. a slight trembling movement or sound, esp. one caused by a sudden strong emotion: Meredith felt a quiver of fear. DERIVATIVES: quiv·er·ing·ly adv.quiv·er·y adj.quiv·er2 • n. an archer's portable case for holding arrows. ∎  a set of surfboards of different lengths and shapes for use with different types of waves. PHRASES: an arrow in the quiver one of a number of resources or strategies that can be drawn on or followed.

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quiver an archer's portable case for holding arrows. The word is recorded from Middle English, and is ultimately of West Germanic origin.

In British humorous usage, quiverful can mean a large number of offspring (originally with biblical allusion to Psalm 127:5, ‘Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant: even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them’).
an arrow in the quiver one of a number of resources or strategies that can be drawn on or followed.

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Quiver

a sheath for arrows; hence. the arrows themselves.

Examples : quiver of arguments, 1641; of arrows, 1300; of darts, 1632; of ghosts (book title by R. Chetwynd-Hayes); quiver of slander, 1641.

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quiver1 case for holding arrows. XIII. — AN. *quiver, quiveir, OF. quivre, coivre — WGmc. word repr. by OE. cocor, OS. kokar(i) (Du. koker), OHG. kohhar(i) (G. köcher).

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quiver2 shake with small rapid movements. XV. f. ME. cwiver nimble, quick, OE. cwifer (in adv. cwiferlīce).

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