quill

(redirected from quills)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 periodicals archive ?
The Marquis de Sade, the most notorious inmate of Charenton Asylum, is the main character of the play Quills by Doug Wright that will be staged at Leventis Gallery in Nicosia by Alpha Square as of Friday.
MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, and Quill.
The quills lie flat until a porcupine feels threatened.
The harvest is relatively peaceful: Lakota women, for example, would toss a blanket over the land urchin, then carry home the blanket filled with those quills that stuck (then grew back, just very, very, coarse hair).
If at all possible, attach it where there are white quills (This is not mandatory, just preferable since the white thread will be "hidden" by the quills.
Perched on a fence in Nova Scotia, Canada, Gertie Cleary spotted the black bird perched on a fence with quills stuck to its face.
I had grown accustomed to the quillwork of the North American First Nations women who embroidered their delicate designs with colourfully dyed, 5-centimetre-long quills of the North American porcupine, Erethizon dorsatum.
Washington, December 11 ( ANI ): Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have been able to discover how North American porcupine quills easily penetrate tissues and why, once lodged in flesh, they are often difficult to remove.
He has about 30,000 of these multi-barbed quills that regrow when lost or broken off.
But at GetCre8ive, we work with excellent communicators, creative and advertising organizations and marketing experts everyday and I believe it is only a matter of time before more Filipino communicators bring home their own Gold Quills.
Other features include chromed hardened and ground quills and Meehanite castings.
Your work goes to experienced first-tier judges, who have often won multiple Gold Quills themselves.