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, page 56 (Penguin 1962 edition):
      They [the boys] all had catapults and squailers […]. In summer they used to go fishing and bird-nesting.

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