Definition of Squashing
1. Verb. (present participle of squash) ¹
2. Adjective. Belittling. ¹
3. Noun. The act by which something is squashed; a pressing. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Squashing
1. squash [v] - See also: squash
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Literary usage of Squashing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Works of Laurence Sterne: With a Life of the Author by Laurence Sterne (1813)
"... give Panurge a good squashing chuck un< double chin; which Panurge taking in goo and just as it was meant by Gymnast, he for shut his mouth,—and gently ..."
2. The Romance of Savage Life: Describing the Life of Primitive Man, His by George Francis Scott Elliot (1908)
"... fish dinner of the season—Spider-squashing —Divination by wood-mice and foxes' skulls—Dog superstitions— Effect of a cat's death—Saliva and nail-parings ..."
3. An Italian and English Dictionary with Pronunciation and Brief Etymologies by August Hjalmar Edgren, Giuseppe Bico, John Lawrence Gerig (1901)
"||-oá- ге [-со], TR. : squash (bruise, pound). -cata, F. : squashing ... F. : squashing. ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"I really cannot think how you can have the heart to be squashing aphis and picking roses " " I am not, and I have not been, what you call squashing aphis. ..."
5. Explorations in Turkestan, Expedition of 1904: Prehistoric Civilizations of by Raphael Pumpelly (1908)
"There is, therefore, reason to believe that such a sinking of the plains of a desert basin involves a deep-seated squashing of the layers, a flat squashing ..."
6. The British Journal of Homoeopathy edited by John James Drysdale, Robert Ellis Dudgeon, Richard Hughes, John Rutherfurd Russell (1876)
"Characteristic of the middle-ear catarrh is cracking on blowing the nose and swallowing, whilst " squashing on yawning" may be referred to ..."
7. Ice Formation: With Special Reference to Anchor-ice and Frazil by Howard Turner Barnes (1906)
"As a rule, what Hess terms "squashing " was only observed when the main axis was parallel to a or to b. The plasticity of the ice was shown in two different ..."