Quab

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Quab An unfledged bird; hence, something immature or unfinished.
    • v. i Quab See Quob v. i.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quab To shake; tremble; quiver; throb; flutter.
    • n quab A bog or quagmire.
    • n quab A fish, the eel-pout or miller's-thumb.
    • n quab A gudgeon. Also quabling and quap.
    • n quab A squab, or other unfledged young bird. See squab.
    • n quab Something immature or crude.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Quab kwob (obs.) to tremble.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. D. kwab, eelpout, Dan. quabbe, G. quabbe, quappe, LG. quabbe, a fat lump of flesh, and L. capito, a kind of fish with a large head, fr. caput, the head, also E. squab,

Usage

In poetry:

Q was a querulous Quab
Who at every trifle would sob;
He said, "I detest
To wear a plaid vest,
And I hate to eat corn from the cob!"
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Mit-Ti-Quab's history codified in book at Wadena County Historical Society.
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