from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of throwingstick, an improvement on that used formerly in squailing cocks or geese.

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  • noun A weighted stick used to throw, usually at small animals.


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  • Each of us carried a long hazel rod, and the handle of a 'squailer' projected from Orion's coat-pocket.

    The Amateur Poacher Richard Jefferies 1867

  • For making a 'squailer' a teacup was the best mould: the cups then in use in the country were rather larger than those at present in fashion.

    The Amateur Poacher Richard Jefferies 1867


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