Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Trembling; fear; agitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from quake, v.
  • (Bot.) an American species of poplar (Populus tremuloides), the leaves of which tremble in the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen. See Aspen.
  • a bog of forming peat so saturated with water that it shakes when trodden upon.
  • (Bot.) Rattlesnake grass (Glyceria Canadensis).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of the verb to quake.
  • adjective That shakes or shivers.
  • verb Present participle of quake.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The term quaking bog is derived from the quaking sensation one feels while walking across these floating vegetative mats.

    Wetland classifications

  • I even went to the trouble of keying out the Latin name thank God for guidebooks and found that it’s exactly the same species of tree: Populus tremuloides, or what we call quaking aspen.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • I even went to the trouble of keying out the Latin name thank God for guidebooks and found that it’s exactly the same species of tree: Populus tremuloides, or what we call quaking aspen.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • I even went to the trouble of keying out the Latin name thank God for guidebooks and found that it’s exactly the same species of tree: Populus tremuloides, or what we call quaking aspen.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • I even went to the trouble of keying out the Latin name thank God for guidebooks and found that it’s exactly the same species of tree: Populus tremuloides, or what we call quaking aspen.

    Fool’s Paradise

  • Overview: Of all the aging statistics that get tossed around these days, the one that has me quaking is that the population of people aged 65 and older will rise by 36 percent between 2010 (that’s next year, folks) and 2020.

    The Boomer Blog: April 2009 Archives

  • Overview: Of all the aging statistics that get tossed around these days, the one that has me quaking is that the population of people aged 65 and older will rise by 36 percent between 2010 (that’s next year, folks) and 2020.

    FH Boom Daily Digest - April 9, 2009 (The Boomer Blog)

  • But just as the audience is luxuriating in his admirableness, Don tries to buck up Peggy, still quaking from the scolding he gave her, by telling her to “go home, put your curlers in …” It’s the kind of casually sexist remark that makes today’s viewers squirm.

    Mad About Mad Men

  • But just as the audience is luxuriating in his admirableness, Don tries to buck up Peggy, still quaking from the scolding he gave her, by telling her to “go home, put your curlers in …” It’s the kind of casually sexist remark that makes today’s viewers squirm.

    Mad About Mad Men

  • But just as the audience is luxuriating in his admirableness, Don tries to buck up Peggy, still quaking from the scolding he gave her, by telling her to “go home, put your curlers in …” It’s the kind of casually sexist remark that makes today’s viewers squirm.

    Mad About Mad Men

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