Definition of Squabbing
1. squab [v] - See also: squab
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Literary usage of Squabbing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The American Cyclopedia of the Automobile: Or, Motor Cars and Motoring Self edited by Thomas Herbert Russell, Charles P. Root (1909)
"squabbing—The upholstery of a car body when it is full or springy is usually finished or covered in leather over horsehair on a spring foundation. ..."
2. Reports on the Carriages in the Paris Exhibition, 1878: By Artisan Reporters by Charles Saunderson (1879)
"Falls to doors are avoided, as they are generally panelled, the squabbing of which contains the least possible fulness to suit the nature of the quilting; ..."
3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Charles Robert Cross (1863)
"This effect arises from the ball squabbing out, from its own force, and becoming too large to pass through the holo made at the moment of impact. ..."
4. Adventures in Home-making by Robert Shackleton (1910)
"Some flew away, others squabbled instead of squabbing and had to be eaten, and only a few would lay, although, after consulting a pigeon specialist, ..."
5. Maintenance of Way and Structures by William Clyde Willard (1915)
"... when they were first rolled in any considerable Third Roughing Pass Fifth Roughing Pass First Forming Pass squabbing Pass Second Forming Pass Fio. 44. ..."
6. Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens (1841)
"Here, a dozen squabbing urchins made a very Babel in the air; there, a solitary man, half clerk, half mendicant, paced up and down with hungry dejection in ..."
7. Master Humphrey's Clock by Charles Dickens (1841)
"... slowly up and down with eyes that sought the ground, and seeming, by their attitudes, to listen earnestly from head to foot. Here, a dozen squabbing ..."