quailing

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

quailing

  1. Present participle of quail.

Noun[edit]

quailing (plural quailings)

  1. The act of one who quails, or draws back in fear.
    • 1841, William D. Reider, The new tablet of memory (page 52)
      [] the old man, who had never before known the quailings of fear, was loath in such a tremendous gale to rush, as he considered on certain death.