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Quab vs. Squab

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Quabnoun

An unfledged bird.

Squabnoun

A baby pigeon, dove, or chicken.

Quabnoun

(by extension) Something immature or unfinished.

Squabnoun

The meat of such a baby bird used as food.

Quabnoun

An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.

Squabnoun

A baby rook.

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Quabverb

See Quob, v. i.

Squabnoun

A thick cushion, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.

Squabnoun

A person of a short, fat figure.

Squabverb

(obsolete) To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.

Squabverb

(transitive) To furnish with squabs, or cushions.

Squabverb

(transitive) To stuff thickly and sew through, the stitches being concealed by buttons, etc.

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Squabadjective

Fat; thick; plump; bulky.

Squabadjective

Unfledged; unfeathered.

‘a squab pigeon’;

Squabadjective

Clumsy.

Squabadjective

Curt; abrupt.

Squabadjective

Shy; coy.

Squabadverb

(slang) With a heavy fall; plump.

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Squabadjective

Fat; thick; plump; bulky.

‘Nor the squab daughter nor the wife were nice.’;

Squabadjective

Unfledged; unfeathered; as, a squab pigeon.

Squabnoun

A nestling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.

Squabnoun

A person of a short, fat figure.

‘Gorgonious sits abdominous and wan,Like a fat squab upon a Chinese fan.’;

Squabnoun

A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.

‘Punching the squab of chairs and sofas.’; ‘On her large squab you find her spread.’;

Squabadverb

With a heavy fall; plump.

‘The eagle took the tortoise up into the air, and dropped him down, squab, upon a rock.’;

Squabverb

To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.

Squabnoun

flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled

Squabnoun

a soft padded sofa

Squabnoun

an unfledged pigeon

Squabadjective

short and fat

Squab

In culinary terminology, squab is a baby domestic pigeon, typically under four weeks old, or its meat. The meat is widely described as tasting like dark chicken.

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