from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.
  • intransitive v. See quob, v. i.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To shake; tremble; quiver; throb; flutter.
  • n. A bog or quagmire.
  • n. A fish, the eel-pout or miller's-thumb.
  • n. A gudgeon. Also quabling and quap.
  • n. A squab, or other unfledged young bird. See squab.
  • n. Something immature or crude.


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  • "A crude or shapeless thing." (Via the OED.)

    April 22, 2011

  • To throb; to quiver. (from Phrontistery)

    May 23, 2008