a cutting tool made from the scapula of a mammal in more primitive times, esp. by Native Americans for use on soft vegetables
noun 1. the larva of a clearwing moth, Melittia satyriniformis, that bores into the stems of squash and related plants.
adjective, squashier, squashiest. 1. easily squashed; pulpy. 2. soft and wet, as the ground after rain. 3. having a squashed appearance. adjective squashier, squashiest 1. easily squashed; pulpy: a squashy peach 2. soft and wet; marshy: squashy ground 3. having a squashed appearance: a squashy face
noun 1. a form of strappado in which the victim, with arms bound behind and feet heavily weighted, was jerked up and down at the end of a rope passed under the arms.
verb (used without object), squatted or squat, squatting. 1. to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one’s haunches or heels. 2. to crouch down or cower, as an animal. 3. to settle on or occupy property, especially otherwise unoccupied […]