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Bevy vs. Quail

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Bevynoun

(collective) A group of animals, in particular quail.

Quailverb

(intransitive) To waste away; to fade, to wither

Bevynoun

(collective) A group of women.

Quailverb

To daunt or frighten (someone)

Bevynoun

(collective) A large group or collection.

Quailverb

(intransitive) To lose heart or courage; to be daunted or fearful.

Bevynoun

A company; an assembly or collection of persons, especially of ladies.

‘What a bevy of beaten slaves have we here !’;

Quailverb

(intransitive) Of courage, faith, etc.: to slacken, to give way.

Bevynoun

A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.

Quailverb

To curdle or coagulate, as milk does.

Bevynoun

a group of girls or young women

Quailnoun

Any of various small game birds of the genera Coturnix, Anurophasis or Perdicula in the Old World family Phasianidae or of the New World family Odontophoridae.

Bevynoun

a flock of quail

Quailnoun

(uncountable) The meat from this bird eaten as food.

Quailnoun

(obsolete) A prostitute, so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.

Quailverb

To die; to perish; hence, to wither; to fade.

Quailverb

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.

‘The atheist power shall quail, and confess his fears. I. Taylor.Stouter hearts than a woman's have quailed in this terrible winter.’;

Quailverb

To cause to fail in spirit or power; to quell; to crush; to subdue.

Quailverb

To curdle; to coagulate, as milk.

Quailnoun

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).

Quailnoun

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 Californica).

Quailnoun

Any one of numerous species of Turnix and allied genera, native of the Old World, as the Australian painted quail (Turnix varius). See Turnix.

Quailnoun

A prostitute; - so called because the quail was thought to be a very amorous bird.

Quailnoun

flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised

Quailnoun

small gallinaceous game birds

Quailverb

draw back, as with fear or pain;

‘she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf’;

Quail

Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds generally placed in the order Galliformes. Old World quail are placed in the family Phasianidae, and New World quail are placed in the family Odontophoridae.

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