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quail at someone or something

to show fear at someone or something; to shrink from someone or something. Todd quailed at the thought of what he had to do. The students quailed at the teacher who had been so hard on them in the past.
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quail before someone or something

to cower before or at the threat of someone or something. The students quailed before the angry principal. They quailed before the thought of punishment.
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quail

n. any girl or woman, especially considered sexually. (Crude.) Look at that cute little quail over there.
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An official of the local administration told reporters here that a team of Bajaur levies force conducted raids at gambling den in Malasaid area and arrested 65 people while they were busy in quails fighting.
Korean quails (maroon, white and black plumage) were maintained at the quail breeding farm in Henan University of Science and Technology (Figure 1).
Add 1' bottles of dry white wine and simmer over medium to high heat until liquid has reduced by half Meanwhile drizzle quails with little olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in preheated oven 220[bar]C for about 10 minutes, or until browned and cooked through.
The business, Haytons Bent Quails, grew from there and the business now supplies other local restaurants and sells at food fairs.
OAKHAM - Most golfers know Quail Hollow Club as the home of the $6.
The college recently hired Roark Perkins Perry Yelvington Architects of Little Rock to meet with students, faculty and staff to determine what features they want in the new center, Quails said.
One of only three farms in the GCC to breed quail, the farm which is situated in Al Ain outputs 15,000 quails per week, which it plans to increase to 50,000 per week by next February.
The isolates from France were also resistant to nalidixic acid; the isolates we have obtained from fresh quails imported from France are possibly related to these isolates.
While the individual quail are relatively small, the production of two million quails annually has an impact on a number of area businesses from as far south as Toronto and as north as New Liskeard.
Season and sear the quail on both sides, until desired doneness.
Recommended items: Queso fundido with chorizo, soups, flank steak, ribeye steak, grilled quails, grilled tri-tip steak, quince with cheese.
QUAILS - the last migrants to return from Africa - are appearing in the fields.
Females from 200 Korean quails (Coturnix coturnix) were artificially inseminated with semen from 5 Anak chickens (Gallus gallus), provided by the animal experiment station, Shihezi University, Xinjiang, China.
Quails produced in the farm are organic and are raised without the use of vaccines, medicines, chemicals and hormones, fulfilling international standard of hygiene and bio-security at the same time, he elaborated.