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 for Quail
From 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.
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From 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.]
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     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.
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              The atheist power shall quail, and confess his
              fears. I. Taylor.
              Stouter hearts than a woman's have quailed in this
              terrible winter.                      --Longfellow.
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     Syn: to cower; flinch; shrink; quake; tremble; blench;
          succumb; yield.
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From 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.
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From 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.]
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     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).
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     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
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     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.
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     4. A prostitute; -- so called because the quail was thought
        to be a very amorous bird. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      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,

From 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

From 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.
      Quail, TX

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