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NOUN (2)

1. flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised;

2. small gallinaceous game birds;


VERB (1)

1. draw back, as with fear or pain;
- Example: "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
[syn: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quail \Quail\, v. t. [Cf. Quell.] To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quail \Quail\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Qualled; p. pr. & vb. n. Qualling.] [AS. cwelan to die, perish; akin to cwalu violent death, D. kwaal pain, G. qual torment, OHG. quelan to suffer torment, Lith. gelti to hurt, gela pain. Cf. Quell.] 1. To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To become quelled; to become cast down; to sink under trial or apprehension of danger; to lose the spirit and power of resistance; to lose heart; to give way; to shrink; to cower. [1913 Webster] The atheist power shall quail, and confess his fears. I. Taylor. Stouter hearts than a woman's have quailed in this terrible winter. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] Syn: to cower; flinch; shrink; quake; tremble; blench; succumb; yield. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quail \Quail\, v. i. [OF. coaillier, F. cailler, from L. coagulare. See Coagulate.] To curdle; to coagulate, as milk. [Obs.] --Holland. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quail \Quail\, n. [OF. quaille, F. caille, LL. quaquila, qualia, qualea, of Dutch or German origin; cf. D. kwakkel, kwartel, OHG. wahtala, G. wachtel.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) Any gallinaceous bird belonging to Coturnix and several allied genera of the Old World, especially the common European quail (Coturnix communis), the rain quail (Coturnix Coromandelica) of India, the stubble quail (Coturnix pectoralis), and the Australian swamp quail (Synoicus australis). [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Any one of several American partridges belonging to Colinus, Callipepla, and allied genera, especially the bobwhite (called Virginia quail, and Maryland quail), and the California quail (Calipepla Californica). [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix. [1913 Webster] 4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Bustard quail (Zool.), a small Asiatic quail-like bird of the genus Turnix, as Turnix taigoor, a black-breasted species, and the hill bustard quail (Turnix ocellatus). See Turnix. Button quail (Zool.), one of several small Asiatic species of Turnix, as Turnix Sykesii, which is said to be the smallest game bird of India. Mountain quail. See under Mountain. Quail call, a call or pipe for alluring quails into a net or within range. Quail dove (Zool.), any one of several American ground pigeons belonging to Geotrygon and allied genera. Quail hawk (Zool.), the New Zealand sparrow hawk (Hieracidea Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]). Quail pipe. See Quail call, above. Quail snipe (Zool.), the dowitcher, or red-breasted snipe; -- called also robin snipe, and brown snipe. Sea quail (Zool.), the turnstone. [Local, U. S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

quail n 1: flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised 2: small gallinaceous game birds v 1: draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf" [syn: flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "quail": Cornish hen, avoid, blanch, blench, blink, boggle, broiler, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chicken, cower, cringe, crouch, damsel, demur, dindon, dodge, draw back, duck, duckling, evade, fade, faisan, fall back, falter, fight shy of, flinch, fowl, fryer, funk, gal, goose, grouse, guinea hen, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hesitate, hold off, jib, lass, lassie, maid, maiden, make bones about, miss, missy, oie, partridge, pause, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, pull back, quiff, recoil, reel back, retreat, roaster, scruple, sheer off, shrink, shrink back, shy, shy at, sidestep, skulk, slink, sneak, squab, squinch, start, start aside, start back, stewing chicken, stick at, stickle, strain, swerve, turkey, turn aside, volaille, waver, weasel, weasel out, wild duck, wince
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Quail, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas Population (2000): 33 Housing Units (2000): 16 Land area (2000): 3.168881 sq. miles (8.207363 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 3.168881 sq. miles (8.207363 sq. km) FIPS code: 60020 Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48 Location: 34.918915 N, 100.386829 W ZIP Codes (1990): 79251 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Quail, TX Quail