Definition of Squail

1. v. i. To throw sticls at cocks; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly.



Definition of Squail

1. Verb. (intransitive) To throw weighted sticks at small animals; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly. ¹

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Definition of Squail

1. to pelt with sticks [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Squail

squad room
squadded
squaddie
squaddies
squadding
squaddy
squadmate
squadmates
squadron
squadroned
squadroning
squadronmate
squadronmates
squadrons
squads
squail (current term)
squailed
squailer
squailers
squailing
squails
squaimous
squalamine
squalane
squalene
squalene-hopene cyclase
squalene cyclase
squalene epoxidase
squalene epoxidase-cyclase
squalene synthase

Literary usage of Squail

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1. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"The player may play his squail from any part of the table edge that he can ... Any played squail falling from the table, or going within three inches of the ..."

2. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"The players should be divided into sides, and one from each side should alternately strike a squail towards the medal. A circle should be drawn round the ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1893)
"They would like to squail a stick at his high and ancient ... but is from squail, to throw.— GED'], but it came in handy for the larger quarry which the ..."

4. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
"squail—To throw something so as to make it skim the ground. Davies has "squail, to throw at cocks." SQUARE—1. Unqualified. "Fit to direct himself with the ..."

5. American English by Gilbert Milligan Tucker (1921)
"squail—To throw something so as to make it skim the ground. Davies has "squail, to throw at cocks." SQUARE—1. Unqualified. "Fit to direct himself with the ..."

6. Folk-memory by Walter Johnson (1908)
"Writers such as Heath and Jeff cries, who know the English peasant well, occasionally allude to the squail. Jefferies tells how the boys of his county made ..."

7. Folk-memory: Or, The Continuity of British Archaeology by Walter Johnson (1908)
"Writers such as Heath and Jefferies, who know the English peasant well, occasionally allude to the squail. Jefferies tells how the boys of his county made ..."

8. My Life in Paris Fifty Years Ago: From the Journal of A. Ellen Stanton by A. Ellen Stanton (1922)
"Poor Madame was rather unsuccessful in her • which were always followed by a groan as her squail g off wide from the mark and was "fluted. ..."

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