squailer

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squailer (plural squailers)

  1. A weighted stick used to throw, usually at small animals.
    • 1939, George Orwell, "Coming up for Air", London: Victor Gollancz. (p. 56 in Penguin edition 1962.)
      They [boys] all had catapults and squailers […]. In summer they used to go fishing and bird-nesting.

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