Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An obsolete spelling of squall.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb See squall.

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  • verb Alternative form of squall.

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Examples

  • I was woken by a bloodcurdling squawl and sat straight up in the dark, fumbling at the bedside lamp.

    Slaying is Such Sweet Sorrow

  • And with a grin for Vyndra's angry squawl, he booted his horse to a gallop, toward the mountains towering to the north.

    Conan The Victorious

  • The sun was making a blazing descent below the horizon before he heard the squawl of an infant.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • The sun was making a blazing descent below the horizon before he heard the squawl of an infant.

    Stands a Calder Man

  • The Torgians fought for the bits, strove to con - tinue their headlong run, but between our strength on the reins, and my own efforts, they began to yield and we were slowing our pace when there was an ear-splitting squawl from before us.

    Three Against The Witch World

  • He also said that the sun-squawl was poisonous to handle, and when the sailors came across it, they did not meddle with it, but hove it out of their way.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 84, October, 1864

  • Dr. Arbuthnot sitting next him is the kindliest soul in the world, and will make excuses for you if you squawl as vilely as a cat on the tiles.

    Madame Flirt A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'

  • Lady Vere de Vere, cat of a thousand battles, gave one frightful squawl, shot from Milt's shoulder and at the bear, claws out, fur electric.

    Free Air

  • S.W. we proceeded on verry well untill about 6 oClock a squawl of wind Struck our Sale broad side and turned the perogue nearly over, and in this Situation the Perogue remained untill the Sale was cut down in which time she nearly filed with water. the articles which floated out was nearly all caught by the Squar who was in the rear.

    Original journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, 1804-1806

  • Dearest relations are, according to my experience, very much like wild cats: give them the faintest hope of a legacy, and they scratch and squawl as though it were raw meat for which they have been starving.

    The Treasure of Heaven A Romance of Riches

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