"quail" in the noun sense
flesh of quail suitable for roasting or broiling if young otherwise must be braised
small gallinaceous game birds
"quail" in the verb sense
1. flinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, wince, recoil, quail
draw back, as with fear or pain
"she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf"
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