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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To lose courage. Also: A small plump bird.

Usage examples (37)
  • Are you one of the timid souls that quail At the jeers of a doubting crew, Or dare you, whether you win or fail, Strike out for a goal that's new?
  • Hunting quail from a mule-drawn wagon is all that.
  • Bake at 350º for 15 minutes or until the quail is golden brown.
  • While the quail is in the oven, reduce the broth by about one third. for more
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