Definition of Squails
1. squail [v] - See also: squail
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Literary usage of Squails
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Young Lady's Book: A Manual of Amusements, Exercises, Studies, and Pursuits by Matilda Anne Planche Mackarness (1888)
"squails is an amusing game, but of no such antiquity as the two preceding ones. ... The game of squails has never attained to much popularity, ..."
2. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"The illustrations show how toy horses can be made from cucumbers and matches. Still more life-like ones can be made of crook-necked squashes. squails. ..."
3. Cassell's Complete Book of Sports and Pastimes: Being a Compendium of Out by Cassell & Co, Cassell (London) (1896)
"A circle should be drawn round the medal, and should In some places the game of squails bears the uame of Trails. It is an amusing round game, ..."
4. Westminster Papers: A Monthly Journal of Chess, Whist, Games of Skill and by Westminster Chess Club, London (1873)
"Some of these, such as the Racing game, squails, and the much-loved Croquet, ... The property in the game of squails was, some years back, disputed, ..."
5. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"squails were also the sticks or pieces of cleft wood used in cock-throwing. Fr. quille also can only have the sense of chip in the expression trousser son ..."
6. My Life in Paris Fifty Years Ago: From the Journal of A. Ellen Stanton by A. Ellen Stanton (1922)
"... upstairs to recite our lesson this evening, we found all, with the exception of Monsieur, who was waiting for us, preparing to play a game of squails. ..."