Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a shiver; quivering.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Others kept aside, manes ashiver, as if whispers went between them.

    Starfarers

  • If he was afire and ashiver, it was wholly with Lilisaire.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Spoon and Dirty Sock, she all ashiver, he irritated by a piece of wood shaving that had caught in his threads, perched on the ledge before the grate.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • "Let me go long," she requested, ashiver with impatience.

    The Rebel Worlds

  • She hung right in the eye of the wind, and then fell off again two points to port, with every sail ashiver and every yard of way lost.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • "Ochone, ochone, he's gone, the strong one, and I mind me when his back was like a barn door and the love-locks curling on his brow," and she came into the chamber wringing pitiful, toil-worn hands, and the servants after her, ashiver to be left alone in the dim passage.

    The McBrides A Romance of Arran

  • And even though the air was warm, within Elza was ashiver.

    Tarrano the Conqueror

  • He was already ashiver and his hands and feet were numb.

    Bobby of the Labrador

  • Up swept the _Nonsuch_ into the wind, with all her sails ashiver in the brisk breeze, and, watching carefully, George gave the order to fire at the exact moment when the Spanish ship was square abeam.

    The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer

  • In less than an hour from the time of starting the light ship was reached; and as the smack, luffing into the wind, shaved close under the vessel's stern with all her canvas ashiver, Bill's stentorian voice pealed out --

    The Pirate Island A Story of the South Pacific

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