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.
See 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
kinds.
(b) Rattlesnake grass (Glyceria Canadensis).

Synonyms: quivering, shaking, shaky, shivering, trembling, unsteady


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