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  • (noun)
    1. A squall line, multicell line, or part of a squall line.
    2. A sudden storm, as found in a squall line. Often a nautical usage.
  • (verb)
    1. To cry or wail loudly.
      • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
        Squalling was the word for it, Pew's anger rose so high at these objections; till at last, his passion completely taking the upper hand, he struck at them right and left in his blindness, and his stick sounded heavily on more than one.
      • 1916: Jack London, The Red One
        Squalling like an infuriated cat, the shadow crashed down
      • 1998: Anne McCafferey, Masterharper of Pern
        she wrapped the squalling, wriggling baby tightly into the fine cotton sheet