squab

Definitions:

  • A young, newly hatched, or unfledged pigeon.
  • None
  • A soft, thick cushion, as for a couch.
  • A couch.
  • Young and undeveloped; newly hatched or unfledged.
  • To stuff thickly and catch through with thread at regular intervals, as a cushion.
  • So as to strike with a crash; with a heavy fall; plump.
  • To fall plump; strike heavily; flap; flop. They watched the street, and beheld ladies in … short cloaks with hoods <em>squabbing</em> behind (known as cardinals).
  • To squeeze; knoek; beat.
  • Fat; short and stout; plump; bulky.
  • Short; curt; abrupt.
  • Unfledged, newly hatched, or not yet-having attained the full growth, as a dove or a pigeon.
  • Hence Shy, as from extreme youth; coy.
  • A young animal in its earliest period; a young beast or bird before the hair or feathers appear.
  • A short, fat, flabby person: also used figuratively.
  • A thickly stuffed cushion, especially one for a piece of furniture, as an upholstered chair or sofa, to which it may or may not be attached.
  • A sofa in which there is no part of the frame visible, and which is stuffed and caught through with strong thread at regular intervals, but so as to be very soft.
  • An ottoman.
  • To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
  • A nestling of a pigeon or other similar bird, esp. when very fat and not fully fledged.
  • A person of a short, fat figure.
  • A thickly stuffed cushion; especially, one used for the seat of a sofa, couch, or chair; also, a sofa.
  • With a heavy fall; plump.
  • Fat; thick; plump; bulky.
  • Unfledged; unfeathered.
  • A <xref>baby</xref> <xref>pigeon</xref> or <xref>dove</xref>.
  • The <xref>meat</xref> of a squab (i.e. a young (domestic) pigeon or dove) used as food.
  • A baby <xref>rook</xref>.
  • A thick <xref>cushion</xref>, especially a flat one covering the seat of a chair or sofa.
  • To fall plump; to strike at one dash, or with a heavy stroke.
  • a soft padded sofa
  • flesh of a pigeon suitable for roasting or braising; flesh of a dove (young squab) may be broiled
  • short and fat
  • an unfledged pigeon
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