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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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The first thing, Lecount -- " He hesitated -- put the bare end of the quill into his mouth -- gnawed at it thoughtfully -- and said no more.
He used this pen," and she lifted a quill pen and laid it down again.
The Shaggy Man dropped flat on his face to avoid the shower, but one quill struck him in the leg and went far in.
I had paused to put a new point on my quill and stir the crude ink
There was no sound for a moment but the scratching of Sir Alfred's quill pen across the paper.
He writes with a very noisy quill pen which seems to be screeching scorn at all who disagree with him.
One quill he had carried away in his muzzle, where it had remained for weeks, a rankling flame, until it finally worked out.
I was officially introduced to the debate at the height of the squabble; and found myself one of a large party in a small room, sitting round a long table, each man of us with a new pewter inkstand, a new quill pen, and a clean sheet of foolscap paper before him.
I took out first a loose bundle of ornamental cards, each containing the list of dishes at past banquets given or attended by the Major in London or Paris; next, a box full of delicately tinted quill pens (evidently a lady's gift); next, a quantity of old invitation cards; next, some dog's-eared French plays and books of the opera; next, a pocket-corkscrew, a bundle of cigarettes, and a bunch of rusty keys; lastly, a passport, a set of luggage labels, a broken silver snuff-box, two cigar-cases, and a torn map of Rome.
Fat man with a woollen muffler and a quill toothpick.
Then what will you say," he enquired, "if I admire the angle of that quill in your hat?
But he was a man of more resources than I knew; searched the wood until he found the quill of a cushat-dove, which he shaped into a pen; made himself a kind of ink with gunpowder from his horn and water from the running stream; and tearing a corner from his French military commission (which he carried in his pocket, like a talisman to keep him from the gallows), he sat down and wrote as follows:
Quill, the cashier (whose benevolent occupation it is to hand out crisp bank-notes from a drawer and dispense sovereigns out of a copper shovel), winked at Mr.
I was myself driving a poor but not dishonest quill at the time, and the topic of the hour goaded me into satiric verse which obtained a better place than anything I had yet turned out.
But I was then deeply absorbed in my letters, and I write with a heavy hand and a quill pen, scraping and scratching noisily over the paper.