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 for quiver
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiver \Quiv"er\ (kw[i^]v"[~e]r), a. [Akin to AS. cwiferlice
     anxiously; cf. OD. kuiven, kuiveren. Cf. Quaver.]
     Nimble; active. [Obs.] " A little quiver fellow." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiver \Quiv"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Quivered
     (kw[i^]v"[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Quivering.] [Cf.
     To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to
     tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
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           The green leaves quiver with the cooling wind. --Shak.
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           And left the limbs still quivering on the ground.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quiver \Quiv"er\, n.
     The act or state of quivering; a tremor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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. cocor, cocur, cocer, D. koker. Cf. Cocker a
     high shoe.]
     A case or sheath for arrows to be carried on the person.
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           Beside him hung his bow
           And quiver, with three-bolted thunder stored. --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; "a frisson of
           surprise shot through him" [syn: frisson, shiver,
           chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle]
      2: a shaky motion; "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his
         pipe" [syn: shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver,
         quivering, vibration, palpitation]
      3: case for holding arrows
      4: the act of vibrating [syn: vibration, quiver,
      v 1: shake with fast, tremulous movements; "His nostrils
           palpitated" [syn: quiver, quake, palpitate]
      2: move back and forth very rapidly; "the candle flickered"
         [syn: flicker, waver, flitter, flutter, quiver]
      3: move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the
         city pulsated with music and excitement" [syn: pulsate,
         beat, quiver]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  193 Moby Thesaurus words for "quiver":
     Bebung, all-overs, bale, bang, be cold, beat, beating, bicker,
     bindle, bob, bobble, bolt, boot, bounce, bouquet, budget, bump,
     bundle, charge, chatter, chill, cold shivers, cold sweat, cower,
     dance, dancing, deck, didder, disquiet, disquietude, dither,
     dithers, dodder, fagot, falter, fardel, fasces, fascine, fidget,
     fidgetiness, fidgets, flap, flicker, flickering, flickering light,
     flip out, flit, flitter, flop, fluctuate, flush, flutter,
     fluttering, freak out on, freeze, freeze to death, get high on,
     glance, glancing light, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter,
     glow, go pitapat, grimace, grow cold, halt, have a chill,
     have an ague, have goose pimples, have the fidgets,
     have the shakes, heave, heaving, heebie-jeebies, horripilate,
     hustle, inquietude, jactitate, jar, jerk, jig, jigget, jiggle,
     jimjams, jitters, jog, joggle, jollies, jolt, jostle, jounce, jump,
     jumps, kick, lambency, lift, light show, limp, lose heat, nosegay,
     oscillate, pack, package, packet, palpitate, palpitation, pant,
     panting, parcel, perish with cold, pitapat, pitter-patter, play,
     play of light, posy, quake, quaking, quaver, quavering, quivering,
     quivers, restlessness, rictus, roll, rouleau, rush,
     rush of emotion, sensation, shake, shake all over, shakes, shaking,
     sheaf, shimmer, shiver, shivers, shock, shudder, sparkle, spasm,
     splutter, sputter, squirm, surge of emotion, sweat, swell,
     swell with emotion, teeter, thrill, thrill to, throb, throbbing,
     tic, tingle, tingle with excitement, tingling, titillation, toss,
     toss and turn, totter, tremble, trembles, trembling, tremolando,
     tremolant, tremolo, tremor, tremor of excitement, trepidation,
     trepidity, trill, trillet, trilleto, trillo, truss, tumble,
     turn on to, twinkle, twist and turn, twitch, twitter, unrest,
     vibrate, vibrato, waver, wiggle, willies, wobble, wriggle,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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 (1881-1906) :

  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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