Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of quivering.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The queen did not attempt to rise, but she twisted very gracefully on her seat, smiling on the poet, who was not a little fluttered by the serpentine quiverings; her manner was distinguished, he thought.

    Two Poets

  • He then asked Mrs Tickit how long a space of time she supposed there might have been between the two sets of ocular quiverings she had experienced?

    Little Dorrit

  • At the passing of the breeze the fir-trees sob and moan no less distinctly than they rock; the holly whistles as it battles with itself; the ash hisses amid its quiverings; the beech rustles while its flat boughs rise and fall.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • I felt odd quiverings between my shoulder blades where a spear might be expected to lodge.

    Prester John

  • Pencroft could feel rapid quiverings under his head as it rested on the rock.

    The Mysterious Island

  • Lucy had some tremblings of the spirit, and quiverings about the heart, at thus beginning her duty before the great world, but she said little or nothing to her husband on the matter.

    Framley Parsonage

  • Then it collapsed, its mighty struggle giving over to lesser quiverings.

    Mortal Remains

  • There is the feeling that one is completely out of hand, with the very distinct consciousness of an endless number of fine thrills and quiverings to the very toes; — there is a depth of happiness in which the painfullest and gloomiest do not operate as antitheses, but as conditioned, as demanded in the sense of necessary shades of colour in such an overflow of light.

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • In a moment tiny, violent quiverings broke out just beneath his skin.

    The White Ninja

  • Doubtless, though never a word need have been said, certain quiverings of that inquisitive nose and knowing glances from those coldly merry eyes had warned Daniel, evidently not quite a fool, that his gallivantings were no secret.

    The Sanctuary Sparrow

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  • I see the word quim, I always think of Eskimos, thanks to Bob Dylan.

    March 31, 2010

  • Was it Henry Miller who first wrote quivering quim? Rings a bell, somehow....

    March 31, 2010

  • Interesting find in the Examples for this word: "She smiled at your quiverings when she parted your asshole."

    March 31, 2010