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

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