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quill

  

      n  
1   
a    any of the large stiff feathers of the wing or tail of a bird  
b    the long hollow central part of a bird's feather; calamus  
2    a bird's feather made into a pen for writing  
3    any of the stiff hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog  
4    a device, formerly usually made from a crow quill, for plucking a harpsichord string  
5      (Angling)   a length of feather barb stripped of barbules and used for the body of some artificial flies  
6    a small roll of bark, esp. one of dried cinnamon  
7    (in weaving) a bobbin or spindle  
8    a fluted fold, as in a ruff  
9    a hollow shaft that rotates upon an inner spindle or concentrically about an internal shaft  
      vb   tr  
10    to wind (thread, yarn, etc.) onto a spool or bobbin  
11    to make or press fluted folds in (a ruff)  
     (C15 (in the sense: hollow reed or pipe): of uncertain origin; compare Middle Low German quiele quill)  


quill pen  
      n      another name for       quill       2  
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quill pen, quillai, quillet, quillon

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