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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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CLINK INK: Cornton Vale prisoners have been writing with quill pens
In those days I worked for Raceform in offices over a halal butcher in Battersea, and it's fair to say that the various animals having their throats slit downstairs enjoyed far better working conditions than the collection of hopeful souls toiling away on the first floor on high stools with quill pens for about two quid every Pancake Tuesday.
Still another carries quill pens, parchment and sealing wax.
Danny Williams (front) and other pupils attempting to crack the authentic Tudor code with the help of Elizabethan quill pens.
But it is also an introduction to many other things of bibliographical interest: the technology of watermark analysis, quill pens, and ink chemistry; the history of pawn shops and the later years of the clarinetist Anton Stadler; and the rationales and practices of today's rare-book auction world and major music research institutions.
This was of particular use to partially-sighted clerks as they couldn't tell when their quill pens had run out of ink.
While my friend and co-counsel Henry Quintero (5) sat comfortably at counsel table after pocketing one of the quill pens, I drank most of the water available at the podium in a vain attempt to moisten my dry throat, and focused on willing my knees to hold me up.
They wear cloth head wraps into which paintbrushes are tucked and quill pens are tied with knotted cords.
activities will include paper-making, book-making, calligraphy and illuminations, quill pens and ink-making, and creating cards and prints; writing workshops with Aria Seligmann, Leslie What and Erik Muller; and spoken-word workshops with Barb Stevens-Newcomb, Lola Broomberg, Jennifer von Ammon and Robin Aronson and the Young Women's Theatre Collective.
Though Jackson uses modern materials for his sketches, for the final illuminations he turns to the tools and materials employed by scribes more than a thousand years ago: quill pens, antique ink sticks, gold, and silver.
Disconnecting the Internet from core operations might cause investors to relegate conventional newspapers and over-the-air broadcasting to the same fate as quill pens and buggy whips.
Nothing in this article is to be construed as a neo-Luddite plea for a return to some ancient status quo of quill pens, ink stands, and parchment.