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shiver

To separate suddenly into many small pieces or parts; to be shattered. There shiver shafts upon shields thick. (Chaucer) The natural world, should gravity once cease, . . . Would instantly shiver into millions of atoms. (woodward)

1. One of the small pieces, or splinters, into which a brittle thing is broken by sudden violence; generally used in the plural. All to shivers dashed.

2. A thin slice; a shive. A shiver of their own loaf. Of your soft bread, not but a shiver. (Chaucer)

3. (Science: geology) A variety of blue slate.

4. A sheave or small wheel in a pulley.

5. A small wedge, as for fastening the bolt of a window shutter.

6. A spindle.

Origin: OE. Schivere, fr. Shive; cf. G. Schifer a splinter, slate, OHG. Scivere a splinter, Dan. & Sw. Skifer a slate. See Shive, and cf. Skever.


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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

I would react to bees in a negative way, and I will often grow cold and shiver whenever I am near them, as well as run away... (links removed ~ Admin)

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by Aiyaya
Wed Aug 31, 2011 2:10 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... 5, I was stung by many wasps from a wasp nest, so from that day forward, I would react to bees in a negative way, and I will often grow cold and shiver whenever I am near them, as well as run away. Just a hypothesis... Fast Sandslash

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by fastsandslash
Fri May 28, 2010 10:10 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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The LETTER of A NEVER FOREVER

... for those times. Somehow, I feel you are still affected of my feelings and emotions. That's why I stopped whenever I cry like a typhoon, shiver like an earthquake, and shout like a volcanic eruption. I saw you were scared to me on those times...I am so sorry. I love you and I never regretted ...

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by joshuadisaster
Sun Oct 18, 2009 3:53 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Global Environmental Change
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C. botulinum: interesting organism!!

... contact is uncommon. This would make it more potent than dimethylmercury. Three liters of botulin toxin can wipe out the entire human race. I shiver at these facts!! That stuff's powerful!!

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by Vibrio
Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: C. botulinum: interesting organism!!
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bio or chem

... biology anymore since the instruments are not cheap.... -Jelanen PS. Oh, almost forgot...if you are one of those whackjobs who wanna become an MD *shiver* then a chemistry major with a biology minor is a better track...at least in the USA.

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by Jelanen
Tue May 17, 2005 3:05 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bio or chem
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