And every squall was to be regarded as a bludgeon capable of crushing the Snark.
There is a squall coming up; it isn't a good day for the water.'
A squall at sea no unusual occurrence is often the cause of anxiety, being attended with danger.
Only God's mercy saved me from capsizing when the first squall struck the boat.
By this time the squall had passed, and it lightened up a little.
The Whigs squall out, “Let us depart, for the Reformers grow too impatient.”
I suppose I waited like that for a full minute before the roar of the squall grew less.
The squall passed, but left a steady breeze blowing in its wake.
He felt he had gained his point, and gave another kick and a squall, at the same time planting a blow on his mother's eye.
The first big drops of the squall had struck the panes like little pebbles.
"sudden, violent gust of wind," 1719, originally nautical, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian skval "sudden rush of water," Swedish skvala "to gush, pour down"), probably ultimately a derivative of squall (v.).
"cry out loudly," 1630s, probably from Old Norse skvala "to cry out," of imitative origin (cf. squeal). Related: Squalled; squalling.
A brief, sudden, violent windstorm, often accompanied by rain or snow. A squall is said to occur if a wind having a sustained speed of 40 km (25 mi) per hour lasts at least 1 minute and then decreases rapidly. See also squall line.