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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.
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A fisher knows how to kill a porky without getting stabbed by its quills.
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The North Dakota tax commissioner filed an action against Quill requiring it to pay use tax, interest and penalties on all North Dakota sales made after July 1, 1987.
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Some have quill wrapped thongs terminating in tin cones containing fluffy feathers, attached at the top and bottom at one end of each knee band.
If you didn't, contact Quill Editor Joe Skeel at jskeel@spj.
So, if you get a message next spring saying that you've won a Gold Quill Award, treat it as hard evidence that you bring real value to your organization.
Quill and his Kerins O'Rahilly's clubmate Michael Quirke have both opted not to rejoin the panel for the 2006 season.
It's a captivating and untold story (The Violet Quill Reader, a 1994 collection of the actual club's writings edited by David Bergman, doesn't count) that also allows Picano to explore the vagaries of sexual identity.
Recent changes to Idaho's nexus statute, in its attempt to respect Quill (yet at the same time expand its "reach" to out-of-state sellers) highlight this focus.