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quiver with something

 
1. Lit. to shake or shiver from something, such as cold, fear, anticipation, etc. On seeing the bear, the dogs quivered with fear. Todd quivered with the cold.
2. Fig. to experience eagerness or joy. I quivered with delight when I saw the dessert. Tom quivered with eagerness as the door opened.
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an arrow in the quiver

one of a number of resources or strategies that can be drawn on or followed.
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Those fish felt firm and quivery to her touch while the black fish felt soft and bloated.
I have no idea where he is now,it is such a horrible time I feel quivery at the thought of what he might be going through.
Inside the circle of my arm she felt to me like a quivery sapling.
Folk who go all quivery and hurt at the suggestion that claptrap for Jesus is still claptrap.
Everybody was a bit quivery inside, because there was the threat of war with the Germans and there were some rumblings from the IRA, but Coventry had seen no action.
Stewart Robertson's melodramatic conducting trivialized the music, and while soprano Amy Johnson (Tosca) and tenor Ian DeNolfo (Cavaradossi) could at least sing, quivery bass Michele Bianchini was completely miscast in the baritone role of Scarpia.
I am a small woman, given to headaches and rashes, a fearful, quivery sort of person with a voice that sounds pinched.
Second track Quivery is minimal in production with an acid line that sucks you right in.
There was one particularly fascinating move in which a chap stands still, shakes his legs and his trousers go all quivery.