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quill

(kwĭl)
n.
1. The hollow stemlike main shaft of a feather. Also called calamus.
2. Any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird.
3. One of the sharp hollow spines of a porcupine or hedgehog.

quill

  1. the hollow stalk of the feather of birds.
  2. a whole wing or tail feather.
  3. the spine of a porcupine.

quill

the shaft of a bird's feather (1).

quill suture technique
a secure, external method of closing the vulva against prolapse; now obsolete. A vertically placed piece of rubber tubing on either side of the vulva is encircled in a row of four or five horizontal mattress sutures.
References in classic literature ?
You must promise me to stop throwing quills at people.
If it were wrong for me to throw quills, then I wouldn't be made with quills to throw.
Tell you what," said Scraps, who was trying to pull the quills out of her own body, "let's gather up all the quills and take them away with us; then old Chiss won't have any left to throw at people.
You and Ojo must gather up the quills while I hold Chiss a prisoner; for, if I let him go, he will get some of his quills and be able to throw them again.
So Scraps and Ojo picked up all the quills and tied them in a bundle so they might easily be carried.
The Shaggy Man limped as he walked, for his wound still hurt him, and Scraps was much annoyed because the quills had left a number of small holes in her patches.
You were certainly stuck up until we pulled out those quills," observed Ojo, with a laugh.
So now they went on again and coming presently to a pond of muddy water they tied a heavy stone to the bundle of quills and sunk it to the bottom of the pond, to avoid carrying it farther.
In a little while, One Eye noticed that the quills were drooping and that a great quivering had set up.
6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since July, Quill Realty has been the only real estate firm in the Seattle area that isn't a member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
At least one quill was positioned above the right eye, one ventrally between the two lower mandibles, and two on the left side of the bird's face, one above and one below its mouth (see arrows in Fig.
Quill made an indelible mark during his senior season, which was flush with success individually and as a team.