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  • n. Plural form of squaller.

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Examples

  • There are game calls named raccoon squallers and coyote howlers and duck squawkers.

    Less Firing, More Range

  • Weighed down with business cares, for ever anxious for the increase of his property, bilious, sharp and impatient, he gave money unsparingly for the teachers, tutors, dress and other necessities of his children; but he could not endure, as he expressed it, “to be dandling his squallers,” and indeed had no time to dandle them.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • The mixture of human and metallic heat, the chorus of infantine squallers -- who kept responding to one another from all parts of the car, like so many dogs in an eastern city -- and the intervals filled up by the hissing on the stove of the Virginia juice, were unpleasant enough; but even the elements combined against us.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • Weighed down with business cares, for ever anxious for the increase of his property, bilious, sharp and impatient, he gave money unsparingly for the teachers, tutors, dress and other necessities of his children; but he could not endure, as he expressed it, ‘to be dandling his squallers, ’ and indeed he had no time to dandle them.

    Chapter XXXV

  • But the merciful Lord opined that the greatest squallers often turned out the best men, and He ordered an angel to carry the little one back to dear earth.

    In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I Christmas Tales from 'Round the World

  • "Yes, Mr Mark, sir, roaring squallers, who as soon as they scent us out will be full of the idee that we have come here on purpose to bring them a change of wittles."

    Dead Man's Land Being the Voyage to Zimbambangwe of certain and uncertain

  • Weighed down with business cares, for ever anxious for the increase of his property, bilious, sharp and impatient, he gave money unsparingly for the teachers, tutors, dress and other necessities of his children; but he could not endure, as he expressed it, "to be dandling his squallers," and indeed had no time to dandle them.

    A House of Gentlefolk

  • 'And she's bestowed such Russian names on her squallers!'

    The Jew and Other Stories

  • You have no squallers, the horses can plough without you, the earth will bring forth its increase; and I would not have you return till it has put on its brightest livery. —

    The Wife; or, Caroline Herbert

  • And in the woods about Senegal there is a bird called uett-uett by the negroes, and squallers by the French, which, as soon as they see a man, set up a loud scream, and keep flying round him, as if their intent was to warn other birds, which upon hearing the cry immediately take wing.

    Zoonomia, Vol. I Or, the Laws of Organic Life

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