Quaking aspen(Bot.), an American species of poplar 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).

(Quak"ing*ly) adv. In a quaking manner; fearfully. Sir P. Sidney.

(Quak"y) a. Shaky, or tremulous; quaking.

(Qual"i*fi`a*ble) a. Capable of being qualified; abatable; modifiable. Barrow.

(Qual`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. qualification. See Qualify.]

1. The act of qualifying, or the condition of being qualified.

2. That which qualifies; any natural endowment, or any acquirement, which fits a person for a place, office, or employment, or which enables him to sustian any character with success; an enabling quality or circumstance; requisite capacity or possession.

There is no qualification for government but virtue and wisdom, actual or presumptive.

3. The act of limiting, or the state of being limited; that which qualifies by limiting; modification; restriction; hence, abatement; diminution; as, to use words without any qualification.

(Qual"i*fi*ca*tive) n. That which qualifies, modifies, or restricts; a qualifying term or statement.

How many qualificatives, correctives, and restrictives he inserteth in this relation.

(Qual"i*fi*ca`tor) n. [LL.] (R. C. Ch.) An officer whose business it is to examine and prepare causes for trial in the ecclesiastical courts.

(Qual"i*fied) a.

1. Fitted by accomplishments or endowments.

2. Modified; limited; as, a qualified statement.

Quakeress to Quarrel

(Quak"er*ess), n. A woman who is a member of the Society of Friends.

(Quak"er*ish), a. Like or pertaining to a Quaker; Quakerlike.

(Quak"er*ism) n. The peculiar character, manners, tenets, etc., of the Quakers.

(Quak"er*like) a. Like a Quaker.

(Quak"er*ly), a. Resembling Quakers; Quakerlike; Quakerish. Macaulay.

(Quak"er*y) n. Quakerism. [Obs.] Hallywell.

(Quake"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) A wagtail.

(Quak"i*ness) n. The state of being quaky; liability to quake.

(Quak"ing), a. & n. from Quake, v.

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