verb: to recoil in dread or terror
(Merriam-Webster online Dictionary, 2007)
also used colloquially to denote fear in someone regarded as a wimp, wuss, candy-ass, etc.
brave person: "ooooh look at that spooky old haunted house"
wimp: "ahh! i don't want to go in there"
brave person: "stop quailin'. let's go"
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