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a case for arrows



a case for arrows (made of skin, wood, cloth, and later metal).

Quivers were used among different tribes and peoples beginning in the Neolithic period. Some richly decorated quivers (such as the gorytos of Scythian-Sarmatian times) were outstanding works of art. In Rus’ warriors armed with bows carried the sheath for the bow on a belt on the left side and the quiver behind on the right. In the 16th and 17th centuries, when a Russian soldier was armed with short throwing spears, the quiver consisted of four compartments—three for the spears and one for a long knife.

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The spell of Quivering Land won't be broken when the lights go up.
Speaking of quivering, I feel my knees buckle when I hear President Clinton speak.
The sea was calm, and for as far as you could see in both directions, the water was alive, quivering.
There are many things to admire about the work of Hellmut Gottschild: he took a big risk in disbanding his ZeroMoving company in order to work alone, and his vigorous, quivering muscular control sets an example for other older dancers.
If all goes well, the ensuing jult -- which can jerk the entire body -- shocks the quivering heart into resuming a regular beat.
It was the '94 quake that inspired Richard Weekley's latest poetry magazine, a collection of works by artists and poets driven to express themselves once the earth stopped quivering.
Spears has called Blixen "a delicate bird, quivering with expectation.