What does the word quail mean?

Usage examples for quail

  1. " Dress these quail," grunted Enoch. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  2. It's quail he's after, I believe. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  3. The duke raised his dark, penetrating eyes to those of Hastings, which did not quail; for here world- genius encountered world- genius, and art, art. – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton