Definitions for: Quaking
[adj] vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze; "a quaking bog"; "the quaking child asked for more"; "quivering leaves of a poplar tree"; "with shaking knees"; "seemed shaky on her feet"; "sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier"; "trembling hands"
Webster (1913) Definition: Quak"ing,
a. & n. from Quake, v.
Quaking aspen (Bot.), an American species of poplar
(Populus tremuloides), the leaves of which tremble in
the lightest breeze. It much resembles the European aspen.
Quaking bog, a bog of forming peat so saturated with water
that it shakes when trodden upon.
Quaking grass. (Bot.)
(a) One of several grasses of the genus Briza, having
slender-stalked and pendulous ovate spikelets, which
quake and rattle in the wind. Briza maxima is the large
quaking grass; B. media and B. minor are the smaller
(b) Rattlesnake grass (Glyceria Canadensis).
Synonyms: quivering, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling, unsteady
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