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  • v. Present participle of shiver.
  • n. The action of shivering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sliver; a strip.
  • n. A tremulous shaking or quivering, as with a chill or fear.
  • n. In ceramics, the flaking off of parts of the ware, caused by the unequal contraction of body and glaze. Compare crazing, 2.
  • n. A horsemen's term for chorea or St. Vitus's dance affecting the muscles of the hip and thigh of the horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
  • n. a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever

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