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  • n. The action of the verb to quake.
  • adj. That shakes or shivers.
  • v. Present participle of quake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from quake, v.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Trembling; fear; agitation.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The term quaking bog is derived from the quaking sensation one feels while walking across these floating vegetative mats.

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  • I even went to the trouble of keying out the Latin name thank God for guidebooks and found that it’s exactly the same species of tree: Populus tremuloides, or what we call quaking aspen.

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  • But just as the audience is luxuriating in his admirableness, Don tries to buck up Peggy, still quaking from the scolding he gave her, by telling her to “go home, put your curlers in …” It’s the kind of casually sexist remark that makes today’s viewers squirm.

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  • Overview: Of all the aging statistics that get tossed around these days, the one that has me quaking is that the population of people aged 65 and older will rise by 36 percent between 2010 (that’s next year, folks) and 2020.

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  • The chief food of the Beaver, at least its favourite food, is aspen, also called quaking asp or poplar; where there are no poplars there are no Beavers.

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  • In these conditions we have what is familiarly known as a quaking bog, which can be swayed up and down by a person who quickly stoops and rises while standing on the surface.

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  • "If you're kind of quaking in your boots and coming out of cash, you may feel more comfortable with short-term bond funds," says Matthew Tuttle, a financial planner in Stamford, Conn.

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  • It's the only "quaking" bog in Illinois to have an open water center.

    Archive 2004-10-01

  • The Volo Bog, the only "quaking" bog in Illinois to have an open water center.

    The bog

  • The name "quaking" was given because it is for ever shaking its leaves; the slightest wind sets them all rustling.

    Woodland Tales


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