Squail
Squail Squail (skw[=a]l), v. i. To throw sticks at cocks; to throw anything about awkwardly or irregularly. [Prov. Eng.] --Southey. [1913 Webster]

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  • squail — n. 1 (in pl.) a game with small wooden discs propelled across a table or board. 2 each of these discs. Phrases and idioms: squail board a board used in squails. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.: cf. dial. kayles skittles …   Useful english dictionary

  • squailer — squailˈer noun A throwing stick • • • Main Entry: ↑squail …   Useful english dictionary

  • squailing — squailˈing noun • • • Main Entry: ↑squail …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n., informal, success, smash; favorite; popularity. v. strike, club, batter; touch, contact, reach, find; knock, smite; slang, bump off. See arrival, impulse, killing. II (Roget s IV) I modif. Syn. shot …   English dictionary for students

  • squails — lz noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: probably alteration (influenced by squail) (I) of obsolete English skayles a form of skittles or ninepins, alteration (probably influenced by English skittles) of Middle English kayles kails… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scail — scail(e var. or obs. ff. scale, skail, squail …   Useful english dictionary

  • scaile — scail(e var. or obs. ff. scale, skail, squail …   Useful english dictionary

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