noun, plural quails, (especially collectively) quail.
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Origin of quail1
OTHER WORDS FROM quailquail·like, adjective
Definition for quail (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
Origin of quail2
synonym study for quail
OTHER WORDS FROM quailun·quail·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for quail
Wonderchicken did indeed look something like a chicken, if it were crossed with a duck and shrunk to the size of a quail.2020’s science superlatives include the oldest, highest and grossest discoveries|Erika Engelhaupt|December 30, 2020|Science News
Last fall an 11-year-old friend and beginning birder ticked the wrong species of quail on her checklist, which made it look like a bird from Africa and the Arabian Peninsula had been sighted in central New Mexico.
State biologists documented sections that are home to breeding western toads, cliff swallows, California quail, kildeer and other birds passing through on long migrations.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
A stronger heart than Michael's might have quailed in his position; yet the pressure from without animated and invigorated him.
Before this seat of justice many poor novices had quailed between spiritual and temporal power.Balsamo, The Magician|Alexander Dumas
“We have stronger evidence against you,” said Duncan, confronting him with an undaunted look, before which his insolence quailed.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
You may fancy how Esther quailed at this new feature of the meeting between her two idols.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
The hills rocked about us, the earth quailed; a shock as of a blow went through me and left me blind and dizzy.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson