Flying squid, Giant squid. (Zoöl.) See under Flying, and Giant.Squid hound(Zoöl.), the striped bass.

(Squier) n. A square. See 1st Squire. [Obs.]

Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the squier.

(Squi"er*ie, Squi"er*y), n. [OF. escuiere. See Esquire.] A company of squires; the whole body of squires.

This word is found in Tyrwhitt's Chaucer, but is not in the modern editions.

(Squig"gle) v. i. [Cf. Prov. E. swiggle to drink greedily, to shake liquor in a close vessel, and E. sqig.] To shake and wash a fluid about in the mouth with the lips closed. [Prov. Eng.] Forby.

(Squig"gle), v. i. [Cf. Squirm, Wiggle.] To move about like an eel; to squirm. [Low, U.S.] Bartlett.

(Squil"gee) n. Formerly, a small swab for drying a vessel's deck; now, a kind of scraper having a blade or edge of rubber or of leather, — used for removing superfluous, water or other liquids, as from a vessel's deck after washing, from window panes, photographer's plates, etc. [Written also squillgee, squillagee, squeegee.]

(Squill) n. [F. squille (also scille a squill, in sense 1), L. squilla, scilla, Gr. .]

1. (Bot.) (a) A European bulbous liliaceous plant (Urginea, formerly Scilla, maritima), of acrid, expectorant, diuretic, and emetic properties used in medicine. Called also sea onion. (b) Any bulbous plant of the genus Scilla; as, the bluebell squill

2. (Zoöl.) (a) A squilla. (b) A mantis.

(||Squil"la) n.; pl. E. Squillas L. Squillæ [L., a sea onion, also, a prawn or shrimp. See Squill.] (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous stomapod crustaceans of the genus Squilla and allied genera. They make burrows in mud or beneath stones on the seashore. Called also mantis shrimp. See Illust. under Stomapoda.

(Squill*it"ic) a. Of or pertaining to squills. [R.] "Squillitic vinegar." Holland.

(Squin"ance Squin"an*cy) , n. [F. esquinancie, OF. squinance, esquinance. See Quinsy.]

1. (Med.) The quinsy. See Quinsy. [Obs.]

Squid to Stable

(Squid) n. [Cf. Squirt.]

1. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of ten-armed cephalopods having a long, tapered body, and a caudal fin on each side; especially, any species of Loligo, Ommastrephes, and related genera. See Calamary, Decacerata, Dibranchiata.

Some of these squids are very abundant on the Atlantic coast of North America, and are used in large quantities for bait, especially in the cod fishery. The most abundant of the American squids are the northern squid ranging from Southern New England to Newfoundland, and the southern squid ranging from Virginia to Massachusetts.

2. A fishhook with a piece of bright lead, bone, or other substance, fastened on its shank to imitate a squid.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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