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quill
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 13
1. A roll of dried bark; as, a quill of cinnamon or of cinchona.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. A spine of the hedgehog or porcupine.
5. The pen of a squid. See Pen.
6. The plectrum with which musicians strike the strings of certain instruments.
8. Something having the form of a quill
10. A spindle, or spool, as of reed or wood, upon which the thread for the woof is wound in a shuttle.
11. A hollow spindle.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To plaint in small cylindrical ridges, called quillings; as, to quill a ruffle.
2. To wind on a quill, as thread or yarn.
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