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Word: quail

Definition: cower; shrink back in fear; lose heart


Sentences Containing 'quail'

After the Civil War, many of the Red Hills' plantations became winter homes and quail hunting plantations for wealthy northerners; the area between Thomasville and Tallahassee is still home to dozens of such plantations, such as Greenwood, Pebble Hill, and Goodwood.
All knights have their own special parts to play; let the courtier devote himself to the ladies, let him add lustre to his sovereign's court by his liveries, let him entertain poor gentlemen with the sumptuous fare of his table, let him arrange joustings, marshal tournaments, and prove himself noble, generous, and magnificent, and above all a good Christian, and so doing he will fulfil the duties that are especially his; but let the knight-errant explore the corners of the earth and penetrate the most intricate labyrinths, at each step let him attempt impossibilities, on desolate heaths let him endure the burning rays of the midsummer sun, and the bitter inclemency of the winter winds and frosts; let no lions daunt him, no monsters terrify him, no dragons make him quail; for to seek these, to attack those, and to vanquish all, are in truth his main duties.
Around 5:30 a.m. on May 30, 1999, a Sunday, he saw her jogging on Quail Run Drive.
Cinnamon Quail-thrush have a body-length of 20 cm, and weigh up to 50 grams when fully grown.
Ducks remained the most popular species, but hunted species included snipe, cranes, doves, quail, rails, and geese.
for infringement of patent for Overlap Seam and trademark of the “Quail Hunter” and “Ike Walton” styles, but lost the suit; in 1929, Bass bought Abbott Co., in order to reacquire exclusive rights to the overlap seam and Ike Walton, “Sportocasin” (Moccasins with spiked soles, golf shoes).
In 1962, the wing bombers began to be equipped with the GAM-77 Hound Dog and the GAM-72 Quail air-launched cruise missiles, The 4039th Airborne Missile Maintenance Squadron was activated in November to maintain these missiles.
Ring Oak Plantation is a large quail hunting plantation located in northeast Leon County, Florida.
She only shook her own head at him, but in a way that made him quail.
The Buff-fronted Quail-Dove ("Geotrygon costaricensis") or Costa Rica Quail-Dove is a species of bird in the Columbidae family.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush ("Cinclosoma cinnamomeum") is cryptic arid-zone species that is endemic to Australia.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush are exclusively ground forages, eating a wide range of invertebrates (including grasshoppers, bugs, bettles, flies and ants), and seeds of both native and introduced flora species.
The Cinnamon Quail-thrush is an Australian endemic that is typically found in arid and semi-arid regions of central Australia.
The effigy pottery discovered was shaped in various animal and bird shapes, such as deer, quail and owls.
The lamentations of Sancho and the niece and housekeeper are omitted here, as well as the new epitaphs upon his tomb; Samson Carrasco, however, put the following lines: A doughty gentleman lies here; A stranger all his life to fear; Nor in his death could Death prevail, In that last hour, to make him quail.
The open country also harbors hawks, Bobwhite Quail, songbirds, jackrabbits, and deer.
The PGA Tour stops in Charlotte once a year for the Wells Fargo Championship at the Quail Hollow Club and in 2017 the club will host the 99th PGA Championship.
The Quail Ridge Reserve will also act as a test bed for research in wireless mesh networks.
The Quail Ridge Wireless Mesh Network project is an effort to provide a wireless communications infrastructure to the wildlife reserve.
The quail-thrushes ("Cinclosoma"), which the Cinnamon Quail-thrush is a part of, belong to this family.
The Red Hills Region supports Northern Bobwhite Quail, White-tailed Deer, Red Fox, raccoon, Eastern Grey Squirrel, Nine-banded Armadillo, Black Bear, migratory birds, the federally endangered Red-cockaded Woodpecker, the gopher tortoise, the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake, the Eastern Tiger Salamander, and many other animals and plants.
The Spotted Quail-thrush ("Cinclosoma punctatum") is a species of bird in the Cinclosomatidae family.
The water-hen and landrail are members of this order, yet the first is nearly as aquatic as the coot, and the second is nearly as terrestrial as the quail or partridge.
There is no evidence of the Cinnamon Quail-thrush having large-scale seasonal movements.
While the Cinnamon Quail-thrush’s population has not been measured, it is thought that species is slowly declining due to ongoing habitat degradation caused by livestock and introduced herbivores.
Within these areas the Cinnamon Quail-thrush has been found in grass and shrublands, however it is more commonly found among dry stony areas, especially around dry creek lines.

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::: canny - shrewd in money matters; thrifty
::: buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
::: minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
::: misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
::: prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
::: antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
::: decomposition - decay; V. decompose: decay; break and separate into simple parts
::: quirk - sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate