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quill


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quill  \Quill\,  n.  (Pharm.) 
  A  roll  of  dried  bark;  as  a  quill  of  cinnamon  or  of  cinchona. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quill  \Quill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Quilled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Quilling}.] 
  1.  To  plaint  in  small  cylindrical  ridges,  called  quillings; 
  as  to  quill  a  ruffle. 
 
  His  cravat  seemed  quilled  into  a  ruff.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  2.  To  wind  on  a  quill,  as  thread  or  yarn.  --Judd. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quill  \Quill\,  n.  [Perhaps  fr  F.  quille  ninepin  (see 
  {Kayless});  but  cf  also  G.  kiel  a  quill.  MHG.  kil,  and  Ir 
  cuille  a  quill.] 
  1.  One  of  the  large  feathers  of  a  bird's  wing,  or  one  of  the 
  rectrices  of  the  tail;  also  the  stock  of  such  a  feather. 
 
  2.  A  pen  for  writing  made  by  sharpening  and  splitting  the 
  point  or  nib  of  the  stock  of  a  feather;  as  history  is  the 
  proper  subject  of  his  quill.  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  spine  of  the  hedgehog  or  porcupine. 
  b  The  pen  of  a  squid.  See  {Pen}. 
 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  plectrum  with  which  musicians  strike  the  strings 
  of  certain  instruments. 
  b  The  tube  of  a  musical  instrument. 
 
  He  touched  the  tender  stops  of  various  quills. 
  --Milton. 
 
  5.  Something  having  the  form  of  a  quill;  as: 
  a  The  fold  or  plain  of  a  ruff. 
  b  (Weaving)  A  spindle,  or  spool,  as  of  reed  or  wood, 
  upon  which  the  thread  for  the  woof  is  wound  in  a 
  shuttle. 
  c  (Mach.)  A  hollow  spindle. 
 
  {Quill  bit},  a  bit  for  boring  resembling  the  half  of  a  reed 
  split  lengthways  and  having  its  end  sharpened  like  a 
  gouge. 
 
  {Quill  driver},  one  who  works  with  a  pen;  a  writer;  a  clerk. 
  [Jocose] 
 
  {Quill  nib},  a  small  quill  pen  made  to  be  used  with  a  holder. 
  --Simmonds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  quill 
  n  1:  a  bird's  feather  made  into  a  pen  for  writing  [syn:  {quill 
  pen}] 
  2:  a  stiff  hollow  protective  spine  on  a  porcupine  or  hedgehog 
  3:  any  of  the  larger  wing  or  tail  feathers  of  a  bird  [syn:  {flight 
  feather},  {pinion},  {quill  feather}] 
  4:  the  hollow  shaft  of  a  feather  [syn:  {calamus},  {shaft}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  QUILL,  n.  An  implement  of  torture  yielded  by  a  goose  and  commonly 
  wielded  by  an  ass.  This  use  of  the  quill  is  now  obsolete,  but  its 
  modern  equivalent,  the  steel  pen,  is  wielded  by  the  same  everlasting 
  Presence. 
 
 




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