To draw away involuntarily, usually out of fear or disgust
A quail punctuated her statement with its crisp call.
Somewhere in the distance a Bob-White quail called.
The servants were a little discouraged, but soon they brought in a great tray containing two dozen nicely roasted quail on toast.
Grouse, quail, crows and woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) furnish species characteristic of the state.
The quail lays fifteen or twenty eggs and they are white.