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noun 
  1. Any of various small game birds of the family Phasianidae or of the family Odontophoridae.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: kwartel , kwakkel
  • French: caille , caille des blés
  • German: Wachtel
  • Italian: quaglia
  • Spanish: codorniz
verb 
  1. To shrink or waver; to become fearful or doubtful.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, p25
    • :His heart ed before the enormous pyramidal shape.

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