Saturday, September 15, 2012
Definitions for quail
- To lose heart or courage in difficulty or danger; shrink with fear.
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Citations for quail
She would have quailed in the same way if the armored bear had looked at her like that, because there was something not unlike Lorek in Will's eyes, young as they were.
I should have quailed in the absence of moonlight, for it was by the leading of stars only I traced the dim path; I should have quailed still more in the unwonted presence of that which tonight shone in the north, a moving mystery—the Aurora Borealis.