Squattle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Squattle (Scot.) to squat down
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. esquatir, to crush—L. ex-, coactus, pa.p. of cogĕre, to drive together.

Usage

In poetry:

Swith! in some beggar's hauffet squattle;
There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle;
Wi' ither kindred, jumping cattle;
In shoals and nations;
Whare horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle
Your thick plantations.
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns