• WordNet 3.6
    • n trembler one who quakes and trembles with (or as with) fear
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trembler Any of certain West Indian birds of the genera Cinclocerthia and Rhamphocinclus, of the family Mimidæ.
    • n Trembler One who trembles.
    • Trembler (Elec) The vibrating hammer, or spring contact piece of a hammer break, as of the electric ignition apparatus for an internal-combustion engine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trembler See electric ray.
    • n trembler One who trembles; especially, a person or an animal that trembles from fear.
    • n trembler [capitalized] One of a religious sect of the time of Queen Elizabeth.
    • n trembler That which trembles or vibrates; specifically, an automatic vibrator used for making and breaking the circuit of an induction-coil; an electric bell.
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  • Oliver Goldsmith
    “Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.”


In literature:

Accompanied by his former terrors, Lucifer again stood before the Trembler.
"The Monk; a romance" by M. G. Lewis
Now, trembler,' I said to him, 'tell your tale?
"A Gentleman of France" by Stanley Weyman
Marry come up, Mr. Goosecap, I have got children that are as good men as you, or any hypocritical trembler in England.
"The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Complete" by Tobias Smollett
Now we see what Kenneth saw that afternoon five days ago when he emerged from the bathroom and found the old trembler awaiting his inspection.
"Echoes of the War" by J. M. Barrie
Sarpedon, leader of the Lycian host, Thou trembler!
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
Je fais d'un air plaisant trembler les plus hardis, Le fort me laisse aller, le sage m'arrete.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
He cracks jokes with her in a free-and- easy manner which strikes awe into the heart of tremblers like myself.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
What would suffice to encourage the trembler at that moment, and bear him through?
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Then, to the amazement and relief of the two tremblers, she began to rebuke, not Rosie, but Joel Davis!
"'Lizbeth of the Dale" by Marian Keith
Ah, trembler that thou art, Thou spokest smiling; comfort thee!
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 1 July 1848" by Various

In poetry:

"O sages and wise men!
O bird-hearted tremblers!
Come, I will show ye
A shackle to bind me.
"March" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
And now the winter snow-flakes lie
All on thy widow'd wing;
Trembler! methinks I hear thee sigh
For the silver days of spring.
"To A Storm-Staid Bird" by Thomas Stoddart
Weak tremblers on the edge of woe,
Yet shrinking from true bliss,
Our rest must be "no rest below,"
And let our prayer be this:
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
Trembler! a month is past, and thou
Wert singing on the thorn,
And shaking dew-drops from the bough
In the golden haze of morn!
"To A Storm-Staid Bird" by Thomas Stoddart
No coward soul is mine,
No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere:
I see Heaven's glories shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear.
"Last Lines" by Emily Jane Bronte
'She breathes! -- she lives!' the minstrel cried,
'Life has not fled this beauteous form!--
Protecting heaven! some aid provide!--
Shield -- shield my trembler from the storm!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

People in Port-au-Prince said the brief trembler Thursday night was not as strong as several others since the magnitude-7.0 earthquake that devastated the city Jan 12.
And in between those two earthquakes , Japan had experienced 87 tremblers of magnitude 6.0 or higher.
Tombstone Tremblers Live on Kaleidoscope.