squalling

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

squalling

  1. present participle of squall
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure IslandSqualling was the word for it, Pew's anger rose so high at these objections; till at last, his passion completely taking the upper hand, he struck at them right and left in his blindness, and his stick sounded heavily on more than one.

Noun[edit]

squalling (plural squallings)

  1. The act of one who squalls.
    • 1842, Blackwood's Magazine
      But my attention was suddenly called from my own situation, by the most appalling shouts and squallings proceeding from the back of the carriage.