squib

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  • A small firecracker.
  • A broken firecracker that burns but does not explode.
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  • A brief satirical or witty writing or speech, such as a lampoon.
  • A short, sometimes humorous piece in a newspaper or magazine, usually used as a filler.
  • A squib kick.
  • To write or utter squibs.
  • To write or utter squibs against; lampoon.
  • To kick (the ball) low on a kickoff so that it bounces along the ground.
  • To move swiftly and irregularly.
  • To make a slight, sharp report, like that of an exploding squib.
  • To resort to the use of squibs, or petty lampoons.
  • To throw (in or out) suddenly; explode.
  • To attack in squibs; lampoon.
  • A ball or tube filled with gunpowder, sent or fired swiftly through the air or along the ground, exploding somewhat like a rocket.
  • A reed, rush, quill, or roll of paper filled with a priming of gunpowder; a tube of some kind used to set off a charge of gunpowder, as at the bottom of a drill-hole. Also called <em>mote, train</em>, and <em>match.</em>
  • A fire-cracker, especially one broken in the middle so that when it is fired the charge explodes without a loud report.
  • A petty lampoon; a short satirical writing or sketch holding up a person or thing to ridicule.
  • One who writes lampoons or squibs; a petty satirist; a paltry, trifling fellow.
  • A kind of cheap taffy, made of treacle.
  • To throw squibs; to utter sarcastic or severe reflections; to contend in petty dispute.
  • A little pipe, or hollow cylinder of paper, filled with powder or combustible matter, to be thrown into the air while burning, so as to burst there with a crack.
  • A kind of slow match or safety fuse.
  • A sarcastic speech or publication; a petty lampoon; a brief, witty essay.
  • A writer of lampoons.
  • A paltry fellow.
  • A small <xref>firework</xref> that is intended to <xref>spew</xref> <xref>sparks</xref> rather than explode.
  • A similar device used to <xref>ignite</xref> an explosive or launch a rocket, etc.
  • Any small <xref>firecracker</xref> sold to the general public. Usually available in special clusters designed to explode in series after a single master <xref>fuze</xref> is lit.
  • The heating element used to set off the <xref>sodium azide</xref> pellets in a vehicle's airbag.
  • A small explosive used to <xref>replicate</xref> a bullet hitting a surface.
  • A short piece of <xref>witty</xref> writing; a <xref>lampoon</xref>.
  • In a legal <xref>casebook</xref>, a short summary of a legal action placed between more extensively quoted cases.
  • A short article, often published in journals, that introduces empirical data problematic to linguistic theory or discusses an overlooked theoretical problem. In contrast to a typical linguistic article, a squib need not answer the questions that it poses.
  • An <xref>unimportant</xref>, <xref>paltry</xref>, or <xref>mean</xref>-<xref>spirited</xref> person.
  • A sketched concept or visual solution, usually very quick and not too detailed. A word most commonly used within the Graphic Design industry.
  • To make a sound such as a small <xref>explosion</xref>.
  • To throw squibs; to utter <xref>sarcastic</xref> or <xref>severe</xref> <xref>reflections</xref>; to contend in <xref>petty</xref> <xref>dispute</xref>.
  • this sense?) (<xref>slang</xref>) To draw a concept or layout to visually explain an idea ("let me squib something to show you what I mean").
  • firework consisting of a tube filled with powder (as a broken firecracker) that burns with a fizzing noise
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