- Any of various small game birds of the family Phasianidae or of the family Odontophoridae.
- Dutch: kwartel , kwakkel
- French: caille , caille des blés
- German: Wachtel
- Italian: quaglia
- Spanish: codorniz
- 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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