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{adj: shaky, shivering, trembling} vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
"a quaking bog"
"the quaking child asked for more"
"quivering leaves of a poplar tree"
"with shaking knees"
"seemed shaky on her feet"
"sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"
"trembling hands"

{n: American quaking aspen, American aspen, Populus tremuloides} slender aspen native to North America

{n: earthquake, quake, temblor, seism} shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity

{n: infernal} an inhabitant of hell
"his roar made the infernals quake"

{n: quaker, trembler} one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear

{n: quaking aspen, European quaking aspen, Populus tremula} Old World aspen with a broad much-branched crown; northwestern Europe and Siberia to North Africa

{v: quiver, quake, palpitate} shake with fast, tremulous movements
"His nostrils palpitated"

{v: tremor, quake} shake with seismic vibrations
"The earth was quaking"


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