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synonyms for quail

  • blanch
  • blench
  • cringe
  • droop
  • faint
  • falter
  • flinch
  • quake
  • recoil
  • shake
  • shudder
  • start
  • tremble
  • wince
  • have cold feet
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antonyms for quail

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  • calm
  • face
  • meet
  • steady
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How to use quail in a sentence

In other words, there’s a reason for this research being done and being done in this way that a photo of a quail snorting a line fails to capture.
THE VARIOUS DISHONESTIES IN RAND PAUL’S COCAINE-QUAIL PRESENTATIONPHILIP BUMPMAY 28, 2021WASHINGTON POST
And the quail, perched on the fence-stake, would she address herself to us or to Mr. Robert White down in the meadow?
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
And he came a step still nearer; and now at last Mary began to dread, but still she did not quail.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
A lugubrious quail doled forth a grating, dismal note at long but measured intervals, offending the ear and depressing the heart.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
From the grass nine Indians arose, stooped, and scuttled off like a covey of running quail.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
The whistle of the quail and the flutter of the perdiz, or pheasant, are heard on all sides in the rural and mountain regions.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 3, OCTOBER 1899VARIOUS
The fish in the rivers, the quail in the stubble, the deer in the forest, have been protected.
SPEECH OF JOHN HOSSACK, CONVICTED OF A VIOLATION OF THE FUGITIVE SLAVE LAWJOHN HOSSACK
Now and then a rabbit bounded lightly by him, or a quail ran into the bushes.
LEGENDS AND TALESBRET HARTE
He said it was a kind of quail, a bird that reposes near Messina when migrating.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
He had ruled that timid, trusting girl too long and too imperiously to quail before her disembodied spirit.
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
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WORDS RELATED TO QUAIL

  • cringe
  • draw back
  • quail
  • quaver
  • recoil
  • shake
  • shrink
  • shrink back
  • shudder
  • shy away
  • tremble
  • wince
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