quill


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Synonyms for quill

pen made from a bird's feather

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a stiff hollow protective spine on a porcupine or hedgehog

any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird

the hollow spine of a feather

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When the attack was over they all ran to the Shaggy Man, who was moaning and groaning, and Scraps promptly pulled the quill out of his leg.
It was only a bit of dried root, taken from some unknown shrub, but the boy rubbed it upon the wound made by the quill and in a few moments the place was healed entirely and the Shaggy Man's leg was as good as ever.
The body was as big as a ten-bushel-basket, but the projecting quills made it appear to be four times bigger.
He's different from a reg'lar porcupine, because he can throw his quills in any direction, which an American porcupine cannot do.
Pick up my quills again," said Chiss in a sulky voice.
She was crouching as he had crouched once that day, in front of her the tight-rolled ball of quills.
The balls of quills might have been a stone for all it moved; the lynx might have been frozen to marble; and old One Eye might have been dead.
Had the porcupine been entirely unrolled, or had it not discovered its enemy a fraction of a second before the blow was struck, the paw would have escaped unscathed; but a side-flick of the tail sank sharp quills into it as it was withdrawn.
Then she fell to backing away and sneezing, her nose bristling with quills like a monstrous pin- cushion.
The first thing, Lecount -- " He hesitated -- put the bare end of the quill into his mouth -- gnawed at it thoughtfully -- and said no more.
Noel Vanstone took up another pen and began to strip the second quill of its feathers as he had stripped the first.
I know it"; and the duke put the quill to the paper.
This usually consists of a gray surcoat and leggins of the dressed skin of the antelope, resembling chamois leather, and embroidered with porcupine quills brilliantly dyed.
Each band bore as an ensign a spear or bow decorated with beads, porcupine quills, and painted feathers.
Each distant thicket seemed a strange porcupine with quills of flame.