noun. 1. a) a small firecracker; b) a broken firecracker, a dud
2. a) a small pyrotechnic or electric device used to ignite a charge, or to fire an igniter in a rocket
3. a) a short humorous or satiric writing or speech;
b) a short news item, filler
4. a small measure of quantity ("a squib of gin")
verb, intransitive. 1. to speak, write, or publish squibs
2. to fire a squib
verb, transitive. 1. a) to utter in an offhand manner; b) to make squibs against: lampoon
2. to shoot off: fire
3. to kick ( a football) just far enough on a kickoff to be legally recoverable by the kicking team.
And, in the Harry Potter universe, a squib is a child born of magical parents but having no ability.
canthus \'kan thəs\, noun.
Either of the angles formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids.
There once was a man who squibbed words;
His offhand advice earned regards:
"Simply stare at papyrus
'Til blood drips from the canthus,
And you'll be the best of blind bards."