(Squier) n. A square. See 1st Squire. [Obs.]
Not the worst of the three but jumps twelve foot and a half by the squier.Shak.
(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.]
(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,
(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.]