What does the word squib mean?

Usage examples for squib

  1. " If you really think so, monsieur," said the beauty, " lend me the squib which was written against the Messieurs de Guise; I know it was lent to you." – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  2. You've kicked th' dynamite, all right- you'll smell th' smoke of yore little squib clean down to yore ranch house! – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
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