v. i.1.To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade.
[imp. & p. p. Qualled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Qualling.]
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.
v. t.1.To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue.
v. i.1.To curdle; to coagulate, as milk.
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).
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).
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.
4.A prostitute; - so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.
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 Novæ-Hollandiæ).
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.
Noun1.Quailquail - flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
2.quail - small gallinaceous game birds
Verb1.quail - draw back, as with fear or pain; "she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
To see a live quail in your dream, symbolizes good fortune. To see a dead quail in your dream, symbolizes bad luck, especially in gambling. To shoot a quail in your dream, foretells of an argument with your best friend. To eat quail in your dream. Forewarns of danger over extravagant spending.Cornish hen, avoid, blanch, blink, boggle, broiler, caille, canard, caneton, capon, chapon, chicken, cringe, crouch, damsel, demur, dindon, dodge, draw back, duck, duckling, evade, fade, faisan, fall back, fight shy of, fowl, fryer, funk, gal, goose, grouse, guinea hen, hang back, hang off, have qualms, hold off, jib, lass, lassie, maid, maiden, make bones about, miss, missy, oie, partridge, pause, pheasant, pigeon, pigeonneau, poulet, pull back, quiff, reel back, retreat, roaster, scruple, sheer off, 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
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