Why Maisie was squalling, and why she should have been in the kitchen at such an hour instead of in bed, he could not guess.
The squalling of an infant ushered in the rosy-fingered dawn.
Gallantry forbade further discussion, and we shared the postmaster's dark closet with his wife and five squalling children.
But the best specimens were the street singers, that ragged, squalling class.
Enid and that squalling brat have pretty near cleared you out.
Then she sprang away, up the trail, squalling with every leap she made.
To hear them squalling from morning till night, till you, as well as I, will be ready to jump out of our skins with the noise?
I felt I was too old to have a squalling infant forced into my house.
The nursery of M. de Falloux in red pinafores, squalling out Soc.-de-moc.
Suddenly she raised her voice in the squalling screech of a vixen.
"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.