Definition of quail

Common misspellings:
  • quil (10.0%)
  • quali (0.0%)
  • quaility (10.0%)
  • quial (10.0%)
  • qual (55.0%)
  • qail (0.0%)
  • squil (0.0%)
  • quaily (5.0%)
Misspellings percentages are collected from over 15,411,110 spell check sessions on www.spellchecker.net from Jan 2010 - Jun 2012.
Examples of usage:
  1. She had also her mother's eyes large and round and almost blue full of life and full of courage eyes which never seemed to quail and her mother's dark brown hair never long but very copious in its thickness - The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope

  2. You told me Polly Reed's story and the little quail bird had such a charm for Sue that I've repeated it to her more than once - Susanna and Sue by Kate Douglas Wiggin

  3. To take Kintuck and hit the trail for the Kalispels over a thousand miles of mountain and plain was simple but to thrust himself amid the mad rush of a great city made his bold heart quail - The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland