"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 22 May 2009


To quiver is to shake with fast, tremulous movements; to flicker: to move back and forth very rapidly; to vibrate. So when your Victorian girl had her frisson she might have quivered as well!

As a noun it can not only mean a shaking but it is also a case for holding arrows.


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