Deer, dove, and quail hunting is a right of passage in the Lone Star state.
Oddly, Cheney would only manage to shoot a friend while quail hunting and, apparently, on the booze a bit too much.
The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.
Despite the lessons of the last four years, the banking sector in the U.K. is still too big to quail, let alone fail.
At the quail Hollow Tournament, he missed the cut, shooting a second round seven-over 79.
The cruel owl had pulled and pulled on the quail's bill and legs, till they were so long that his mother would not have known him.
A quail whistled from the tangle of blackberry briars by the roadside.
He saw before him the long fight for opportunity, position, honor; but he was not the sort to quail.
The only birds shot as game in the colony are quail and snipe.
The quail arrives with the sun in our fields in spring, and goes away with the sun in September.
migratory game bird, late 14c. (early 14c. as a surname (Quayle), from Old French quaille (Modern French caille), perhaps via Medieval Latin quaccula (source also of Provençal calha, Italian quaglia, Old Spanish coalla), or directly from a Germanic source (cf. Dutch kwakkel, Old High German quahtala "quail," German Wachtel, Old English wihtel), imitative of the bird's cry. Or the English word might be directly from Proto-Germanic. Slang meaning "young attractive woman" first recorded 1859.
c.1400, "have a morbid craving;" early 15c., "grow feeble or sick;" mid-15c., "to fade, fail, give way," of unknown origin, perhaps from Middle Dutch quelen "to suffer, be ill," from Proto-Germanic *kwel- "to die" (see quell). Or from obsolete quail "to curdle" (late 14c.), from Old French coailler, from Latin coagulare (see coagulate). Sense of "lose heart, shrink, cower" is attested from 1550s. According to OED, common 1520-1650, then rare until 19c., when apparently it was revived by Scott. Related: Quailed; quailing.