If the nest is high up, attach the squib to a stick, light, and keep it close (while burning) to the entrance.
Here is a pistol, it is not loaded, but there is powder in the pan, and you can squib it.
Like a squib upon a line, i'faith; it ran through one row, and came back upon me in the next.
Would Leonidas have fastened a squib to the robe of the Spartan mother?
The clumsiest thing a dramatist can possibly do is to lay a long and elaborate train for the ignition of a squib.
With eleven illustrations, designed by squib, and engraved by Point.
Nothing could exceed their surprise as the squib went whizzing up into the starry night.
We entreat our readers not to receive the above as a squib of invention.
I cried, each word sounding like a squib let off at my ear; and making a dash for the door, the next instant I was outside.
“I could turn him with a bit of a bush,” said squib, glancing at Gouws, who was drawing gradually nearer to the party.
1520s, "short bit of sarcastic writing, witty scoff," of unknown origin. If the meaning "small firework that burns with a hissing noise" is the original one, the word might be imitative.
A brief, sometimes witty piece of material in a newspaper or magazine, usually a space-filler: A friend of mine, he writes those witty ''squibs''
[1739+; fr squib, ''a small firecracker,'' of unknown origin]