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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quail \Quail\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Qualled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Qualling}.] [AS. cwelan to die, perish; akin to cwalu violent death, D. kwaal pain, G. qual torment, OHG. quelan to suffer torment, Lith. gelti to hurt, gela pain. Cf. {Quell}.]

1. To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade. [Obs.] --Spenser.

2. To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower.

The atheist power shall quail, and confess his fears. I. Taylor. Stouter hearts than a woman's have quailed in this terrible winter. --Longfellow.

Syn: to cower; flinch; shrink; quake; tremble; blench; succumb; yield.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quail \Quail\, verb (used with an object) [Cf. {Quell}.] To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue. [Obs.] --Spenser.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quail \Quail\, verb (used without an object) [OF. coaillier, F. cailler, from L. coagulare. See {Coagulate}.] To curdle; to coagulate, as milk. [Obs.] --Holland.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Quail \Quail\, noun [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia, qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel, OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.]

1. (Zool.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to {Coturnix} and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail ({Coturnix communis}), the rain quail ({Coturnix Coromandelica}) of India, the stubble quail ({Coturnix pectoralis}), and the Australian swamp quail ({Synoicus australis}).

2. (Zool.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to {Colinus}, {Callipepla}, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called {Virginia quail}, and {Maryland quail}), and the California quail ({Calipepla Californica}).

3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail ({Turnix varius}). See {Turnix}.

4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Bustard quail} (Zool.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird of the genus {Turnix}, as {Turnix taigoor}, a black-breasted species, and the hill bustard quail ({Turnix ocellatus}). See {Turnix}.

{Button quail} (Zool.), one of several small Asiatic species of Turnix, as {Turnix Sykesii}, which is said to be the smallest game bird of India.

{Mountain quail}. See under {Mountain}.

{Quail call}, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net or within range.

{Quail dove} (Zool.), any one of several American ground pigeons belonging to {Geotrygon} and allied genera.

{Quail hawk} (Zool.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk ({Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]}).

{Quail pipe}. See {Quail call}, above.

{Quail snipe} (Zool.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also {robin snipe}, and {brown snipe}.

{Sea quail} (Zool.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

2: small gallinaceous game birds


1: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: {flinch}, {squinch}, {funk}, {cringe}, {shrink}, {wince}, {recoil}, {quail}]

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