ا ب ل / resisted/ withstood

In 6/144, 88/17, I am hesistant to see it as camels. There are already words for camels after all and Quran was never meant to be a book for 7th century Arabs. I will revisit this later.

105:3
وَأَرْسَلَ عَلَيْهِمْ طَيْرًا أَبَابِيلَ
 
Here it refers to the thairan/people who have control over their own destiny. The ababaeel shows that they were skilled, became numerous or resisted. Perhaps all three meanings are implied.
 
I believe that this root also links with babil mentioned in 2/102
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