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yarb commented on the word quavery-mavery
...your father, who went to live with his reverence a little while ago, is troubled with an inflammation of the lungs, and is standing, as a body may say, quavery-mavery between life and death...
- Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 10 ch. 2
October 8, 2008
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