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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A large stiff feather. Also: A pen made from a feather.

Usage examples (6)
  • Many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills.
  • Consequently an instrument was made for that purpose, known as the quill-pen cutter.
  • The only pen was the goose-quill, and the ink was home-made.
  • "Why, the quill-drivers at Somerset House and those damned fire-escapes." for more
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