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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Quiver
 
  Quiver like a fiddle string.
            —Anonymous
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  Quiver like a leaf in the wind.
            —Anonymous
  2
  Quiver like jelly.
            —Anonymous
  3
  Tremulous quiver, like an arrow full drawn by the strong.
            —Eugene Barry
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  Quiver, like a weed in water.
            —R. D. Blackmore
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  Quivering … like a vibrant music-string stretched from mountain peak to sky.
            —Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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  Quiver, as if they stood upon the verge of an imminent peril.
            —George W. Curtis
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  Quivers like the tail of swine gladdened by a corn feast.
            —Aubrey De Vere
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  Quivering … like a cunning animal whose hiding-places are surrounded by swift-advancing flame.
            —George Eliot
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  Quivered like a harp of which the strings are ready to spring.
            —Gustave Flaubert
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  Quivers as if it were nipped with frost.
            —Kalidasa
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  Quivered … as a breakwater-pile quivers to the rush of landward-racing seas.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Quivering like a man’s hand when he raises it to say good-bye.
            —Rudyard Kipling
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  Quivered like a willow wand.
            —Joaquin Miller
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  Quivered like forest-leaves.
            —Dante Gabriel Rossetti
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                Quiver …
Like weeds unfolding in the ocean.
            —Percy Bysshe Shelley
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  Quivering as when life is hard on death.
            —Algernon Charles Swinburne
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            Quiver,
Like jewels in the river.
            —Theodore Tilton
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